Headline Sponsor

2018 Winners

Competition Team of the Year

Eversheds Sutherland

Corporate Team of the Year

Stephenson Harwood

CSR Programme of the Year

Weil, Gotshal & Manges

Finance Team of the Year

Norton Rose Fulbright

GC of the Year

Dan Fitz

In-House Team of the Year

The Carlyle Group

Lawyer of the Year

Denise Gibson

Restructuring Team of the Year

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang

TMT Team of the Year

Hogan Lovells

US Law Firm of the Year

Kirkland & Ellis

Legal Business Awards 2019

Date & Location

Thursday 28 March 2019

Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London


6:30pm: Champagne Reception

7:30pm: Dinner

9:30pm: Awards Presentation

1:00am: Carriages

Dress: Black Tie

Host: Meera Syal

Meera Syal

Submissions deadline

Friday 16 November 2018

The 22nd annual awards ceremony will take place on 28th March 2019 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. These high-profile awards recognise the leading players and teams in the legal industry.

The awards are open to everyone, including large international firms operating in multiple jurisdictions, boutique law firms, alternative legal services providers, in-house teams, chambers or a national or regional practice in the UK.

For the practice area awards, please only submit matters that were handled by UK-based lawyers during 2018. Feel free to submit in as many categories as you wish and please send one submission per email to awards@legalease.co.uk. The word limit for each submission is 600 words.

Firms headquartered outside of the UK are encouraged to submit either for the International Firm of the Year or US Law Firm of the Year categories.

For details on all of the categories and submission guidelines, as well as information on how to submit, please see our nominations section.



Headline sponsor

Awards sponsors

3 Verulam Buildings Augusta Ventures CANDEY
Cantab Asset Management Chadwick Nott Conduent
Conduent Coutts Edwards Gibson
Enable Hardwicke IBA
Investec JLT Keating Chambers
Kidatu McDermott Will & Emery Phoenix Business Solutions
ProLegal Pure Search Saunderson House
SSQ Wills Towers Watson

Champagne sponsor

King & Spalding


Casino and entertainment sponsor



Charity partner

Save the Children