The significant continued progress made by one of the north of England's leading law firms has seen it recognised by another of the country's most prestigious legal awards.
Bespoke practice Bexley Beaumont is among 10 practices to make the shortlist in the Alternative Legal Service Provider of the Year category at the British Legal Awards.
In doing so, it has completed something of a rare hat-trick.
The firm was Bexley Beaumont was chosen in March as the Boutique Law Firm of the Year in the inaugural Northern Powerhouse Awards organised by Legal 500.
The following month, it was shortlisted for the Law Company of the Year category of The Lawyer Awards - a competition celebrating "the UK's legal elite".
Chief Executive Karen Bexley said that this latest honour underlined the swift impact which the firm had generated since opening its doors in 2020.
"We are all tremendously excited because the hard work invested by everyone involved with Bexley Beaumont has once more caught the attention of competition judges.
"This category in particular highlights the degree to which we have been doing something very different and very beneficial both for lawyers and clients.
"Our desire to innovate and change the fee share model for the better - in part, by focusing on recruiting only the most capable legal performers - has delivered steadily better results since we launched.
"That has enabled us to attract superbly talented individuals from right across the country and grow our operations in Manchester and London.
"The quality of the work which is being done is leading to yet more high calibre people choosing to join us and more private and corporate clients opting to switch from longer established firms to be represented by our lawyers.
"It is amazing to think that we have made such advances so relatively soon after launching but is testament to the vision and the effort of fee earners and support staff alike."
This is the first year that the British Legal Awards have included an Alternative Legal Service Provider category.
All 10 firms making the shortlist have convinced judges that they are "leaders" and have made "significant progress" over the last year or so.
As well as picking up the Boutique Law Firm of the Year title in the inaugural Northern Powerhouse Awards, Ms Bexley and her co-founder, Anna Beaumont, were also nominated in the Management Partner of the Year category of the competition.
Judges described how Bexley Beaumont had "made waves with fast growth, a progressive culture and an innovative fee-sharing model".
In addition to awards recognition, Bexley Beaumont has strengthened its ranks of top tier lawyers across a breadth of specialisms.
Earlier this month, Maurice Dwyer - one of the UK's most experienced private equity partners - became the sixteenth Partner appointed by the firm in the space of the last 12 months.
Bexley Beaumont currently has 53 Partners and four Associate Solicitors and maintains offices in the City of London and the heart of Manchester's business district.
The firm handles work on behalf of clients in a variety of sectors, including retail, leisure and hospitality, pharmaceuticals, logistics, real estate and the public sector.
Bexley Beaumont has also been named as one of the top 10 Alternative Law Firms (ALFs) following independent research conducted by the legal research consultancy, Codex Edge.
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).