Bexley Beaumont Impact Earns Legal Innovation Awards Nomination

Following our win at these awards in 2023 for Boutique Law Firm of the Year we are thrilled to be shortlisted once again for the Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards for Innovative Law Firm of the Year.

The swift impact made by one of the country's most dynamic law firms has earned it yet another prestigious award nomination.

Bespoke practice Bexley Beaumont is among nine practices shortlisted in the Innovative Firm of the Year category at the Northern Powerhouse Awards organised by Legal 500.

Bexley Beaumont was selected as the Boutique Law Firm of the Year in the inaugural edition of the Awards in March.

Chief Executive Karen Bexley said that the new nomination illustrated the firm's unique 'hybrid' approach.

"We are really delighted because this is recognition of what we set out to achieve.

"It was very much our intention from the start to have a different approach and to challenge not only the traditional law firms but the fee-share model which has proven popular over the previous decade or so.

"We have been able to do that by giving our lawyers the autonomy and control that is associated with fee-share firms with the kind of central support, infrastructure and approach to recruitment associated with the very best traditional operators.

"By that, I mean we recruit based on our strategic approach and the overall culture of the business.

"That is a direction which has proven immensely successful so far and of particular appeal to lawyers who have joined us or are looking to do so and, of course, the clients who have been able to take advantage of the kind of flexible, effective services which we offer.

The Northern Powerhouse Awards are not based on law firms' own submissions but the independent research conducted for the annual Legal 500 directory.

The Innovative Firm of the Year Award is one of 26 categories which will be announced at a ceremony at Leeds' Royal Armouries Museum in March next year.

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".

The firm is also one of 10 candidates in the running for the Alternative Legal Service Provider title at the British Legal Awards which will be decided in London on November the 29th.

All the finalists have convinced judges that they are "leaders" and have made "significant progress" over the last year or so.

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.

Bexley Beaumont has also been named Beaumont 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).