Bexley Beaumont Shortlisted at The Lawyer Awards 2023

Bexley Beaumont has continued a remarkable run of praise and prizes by being shortlisted for another of the legal profession's most prestigious awards.

The firm is one of eight in the running in the Law Company of the Year category of The Lawyer Awards, described by organisers as celebrating "the UK's legal elite".

It comes only two months after Bexley Beaumont was named as the Boutique Law Firm of the Year in the inaugural Northern Powerhouse Awards.

At the same event, Chief Executive Karen Bexley was also nominated in the Management Partner of the Year category together with her co-founder, Anna Beaumont.

Ms Bexley said that being on the Lawyer shortlist amounted to further recognition of the degree to which Bexley Beaumont was transforming how legal services were delivered.

She added that whilst the legal sector continued to experience recruitment headaches, Bexley Beaumont's innovation had proven to be of great appeal and led to more than a dozen senior appointments over the last year.

"The entire firm is thrilled at being selected for The Lawyer shortlist.

"We regard every single bit of recognition as evidence that others realise we are following through on our objective of shaking up how legal services function for both clients and lawyers alike.

"During the last 12 months, we have had some very incredibly experienced and immensely talented individuals come aboard because they appreciate how different a business model we operate.

"It is an approach which really does provide them with the support and the autonomy which they need in order to work efficiently and effectively.

"As a result, clients can avail themselves of vast legal expertise in a far more flexible fashion than might be the case with traditional law firm structures."

The Lawyer Awards acknowledge the skills and ingenuity of firms in the UK legal profession with prizes in 27 individual categories for excellence in transactional, operational, organisational, ESG and in-house services as well as the Bar.

Bexley Beaumont is one of eight candidates in the running in the Law Company of the Year section which considers the merits of practices "which do not have a traditional law firm partnership structure".

Shortlisted firms will discover if they have been successful at a prizegiving ceremony which will be held at London's Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday, June the 20th.

Bexley Beaumont has already collected one notable award this year, having been named as the Boutique Law Firm of the Year in the inaugural Northern Powerhouse Awards in March.

That competition was organised by Legal 500 and based on the research used to compile its annual rankings of the law industry.

Judges described how Bexley Beaumont had "made waves with fast growth, a progressive culture and an innovative fee-sharing model" since launching in January 2020.

It was success also follows the publication independent research conducted by the legal research consultancy, Codex Edge, which named Bexley Beaumont as one of the top 10 Alternative Law Firms (ALFs).

The Codex research covered more than 2,200 ALFs across the UK and examined the impact generated by ALFs in the decade since the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) first licensed Alternative Business Structures (ABSs).

Bexley Beaumont has offices in the City of London and the heart of Manchester's business district.

Ms Bexley said that the firm - which works for clients in a variety of sectors, including retail, leisure and hospitality, pharmaceuticals, logistics, real estate and the public sector - currently has 44 Partners and four Associate Solicitors.