The winners have been announced at a lavish ceremony for The Herald Law Awards of Scotland 2019. 

Law Society president John Mulholland, who served on the judging panel, noted the valuable contribution the firms are making to the Scottish legal profession.

“Once again the Herald Law Awards of Scotland gave us a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the important and significant contributions being made by our members to Scottish communities,” he said. 

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Anderson Strathern was last night unveiled as the Scottish Independent Law Firm of the year at The Herald’s Law Awards of Scotland. 

McKinstry Practice Management managing director Graeme McKinstry, who presented the outstanding contribution award, said: “McKinstry Practice Management is again delighted to be associated with the Law Awards of Scotland and in particular sponsoring the Outstanding Contribution Award, which is an accolade recognising the special and lasting contribution which this year’s winner has made in shaping and developing Scots law.”


Similarly, the Judges’ Award recognised the contribution made by Glasgow Social Justice Lawyers – a collective made up of Latta & Co, JustRight Scotland, Govan Law Centre, Legal Services Agency and Shelter Scottish Housing Law Service – who combined their expertise to ensure 150 asylum seekers would not be evicted from their Glasgow homes while a court case against service provider Serco was live.

Elsewhere, the Innovation Award, was won by Shepherd and Wedderburn with Neilsons Solicitors and Estate Agents receiving a commendation.

All pictures provided by Darren Gibson