Our awards

Awards and recognition

There are few things in life that give us more pleasure than picking up a gong or two.  It is, after all, wonderfully gratifying when all that hard work is recognised publicly. But seriously though, do awards mean anything?  Isn’t it all just a case of mutual back-slapping?  Well, that surely depends on who’s doing the awarding.

Client satisfaction is what really matters to us. So when the legal profession’s most authoritative directories ask clients, peers and the wider market about our lawyers and they say we are ‘excellent across the board’ we know must be doing something right.


Better Health at Work Award 2018

  • Muckle LLP awarded with the Bronze award

This award recognises our contribution to the overall well-being of our employees and our commitment to workplace health. We encourage employees to join our Muckle runners, walking and cycling clubs, which allows all abilities to take part. We also have our own work base football team.


LawCareers.Net Awards 2018

  • Best Recruiter – Medium Regional Firm – shortlist

We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for a LawCareers.Net award for our highly successful graduate recruitment scheme. Fingers crossed!


  • Muckle LLP ranked as top dealmaker for 2017

Independent information services provider Experian CorpFin found we had advised on more deals valued above £500,000 than any other commercial law firm in the region. It was the fourth year running that our Corporate team has been the North East’s top dealmaker, after advising on 35 deals in 2017 – almost double our nearest competitor. See page 38 of Experian’s report.

 Experian 2017
LawWorks: The Solicitors Pro Bono Awards

  • “Best Contribution by a Firm with an English Regional Head Office”

We were awarded this for the fourth time for our work and strong links in the North East communities and charities sector over the past 12 months. We were the only firm located in the North East that was nominated for any LawWorks awards in 2017.  In the last 12 months we have provided pro-bono advice worth over £77,000 and over 50 charities have benefited from our expertise.

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Insider North East Dealmaker Awards 2017

In September 2017 we won:

  • Corporate Lawyer of the Year – Philip Clare
  • Deal of the Year (under £10m) – acquisition of OGN Group by Smulders Projects
  • Deal of the Year (above £10m) – Newcastle Science Central

We have a strong track record in these awards, having won Corporate Law Firm of the Year more times than any other practice in the region. Seven times in 11 years to be precise.

Insider North East Property Awards 2017

  • Property Law Firm of the Year

At the inaugural North East event in May we won this award after beating competition from other regional law firms. Acting for the developers of three of the largest redevelopment schemes in Newcastle – Science Central, the Stephenson Quarter and Newgate Centre – was something that particularly impressed the judges.

Insider North East Property Awards 2017 WINNER
North East Business Awards 2017

  • Heart of the Community Award – Tyneside and Northumberland

This award recognises our contribution to the overall well-being of the community, its environment and general quality of life. We are delighted to have won this award for the fifth time and it reflects the achievements and commitment by our people to our community.

Northumberland and Tyneside Heart of the Community Winners

The business world has also been gracious enough to allow us to publish their honest opinions of us here on our website. We thank them for that and hope you find their insights illuminating. But if you want to know more about us, we would encourage you to contact any of them and ask whatever questions you like. In complete confidence, of course.