SOLICITORS, advocates, law firms and legal organisations are being urged to get their entries in for The Herald Law Awards of Scotland for 2019.

The fifteenth annual awards take place in the year event partner the Law Society of Scotland celebrates its 70th anniversary, with 2019 also marking 100 years since a change in the law permitted women to become lawyers for the first time. John Mulholland, president of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “I’m really looking forward to celebrating the very best in our legal profession at this year’s Law Awards.”

Organised by The Herald, the awards are held in association with Insight Legal Software, Law Society of Scotland, McKinstry Practice Management (MKM) and Stirling Park, and supported by HRC Recruitment and Millar & Bryce. In total, 24 awards are up for grabs, with categories recognising work in private practice, in-house and at the bar. Insight Legal Software is sponsoring the Law Firm of the Year Award. It said: “As Scotland’s leading legal awards, The Herald Law Awards recognise those driving excellence across the country’s legal services.”

Graeme McKinstry, managing director of MPM said: “McKinstry Practice Management are again delighted to sponsor the prestigious outstanding achievement award which recognizes lawyers who have made a unique and lasting contribution to shaping and developing Scots law”.

Ronnie Murison of Stirling Park said: “We are looking forward to supporting the event again and sponsoring the debt recovery and litigation team categories.”

For details on how to enter contact Kirsty Loughlin on 0141 302 6016 or Kirsty.loughlin@newsquest.co.uk.

Entries can be made at http://newsquestscotlandevents.com/events/lawawards/ with a closing date of October 15. The event takes place next month in Glasgow.