Awards and recognition
We don’t do it for the awards, but it’s always nice to be recognised for the work we do. Here are some of our most recent awards.
We’re proud to have been again awarded the Better Health at Work award for “Maintaining Excellence” in 2024, recognising our commitment to creating a healthy workplace environment.
Building on our cumulative success within the framework, this achievement recognises our long-term dedication to Better Health at Work and completion of its Bronze, Silver, Gold and Continuing Excellence awards.
Hugh Welch, senior partner and head of Muckle's ESG strategy, has been shortlisted. This category acknowledges truly exceptional individual contributions to improving social mobility in private practice and is open to lawyers and non-lawyers. Judges will be looking for evidence of involvement in/leadership of key initiatives to boost representation in law firms or involvement in broader industry-wide initiatives.
This award is for the best project intended to boost social mobility within the organisation/ profession by attracting and retaining talented lawyers from less privileged backgrounds, with an emphasis on initiatives focused on or led from regions outside of London.
We are certified as a B Corporation® (or B Corp™) becoming the first legal firm in the North East and Cumbria to join a growing group of companies reinventing business by pursuing purpose as well as profit.
This award focuses on individuals within the Chamber's member organisations who deserve recognition, be it for their contribution to their organisation, the region or to other colleagues.
The judges commended us for our consistency in benefiting women in the workplace; we received this accolade for the second year in a row. Our mentoring, benefits package and working parents group were named as stand-out initiatives.
The Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards will recognise the lawyers, law firms and in-house legal departments setting the pace in the region, providing a platform to celebrate their achievements over the last 18 months.
We’re delighted to have received eight nominations at the Legal 500 UK Northern Powerhouse Awards 2024, including 'Firm of the Year' for corporate, real estate and technology, media and telecoms (TMT). As well as 'Managing Partner of the Year' and three nominations for 'Rising Star'.
The Insider Young Professional Awards highlight talented rising stars working in professional positions in businesses across the region.
Hayden Richards, Associate Solicitor in our Corporate team has been shortlisted in the 'Young Lawyer of the Year' category. Ben Evans who recently qualified via the North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) scheme and was one of the first solicitors in the region to do so is shortlisted in the 'Young Apprentice of the Year' category.
Investment in Additional Lengths by Growth Partner ( PE/VC Deal of the Year), Acquisition of QA Weld Tech by Express Engineering (Deal of the Year sub £10m) and Acquisition of Helston Garages Group by Vertu Motors (Deal of the Year +£10m)
This award is for the regional-based corporate lawyer judged to have been the most successful in advising regional-based businesses during the qualifying period. The judges felt Adam's high level of service, his commercial approach and his specialist reputation in investment transactions, made him the stand-out lawyer this year.