UK Legal Awards 2024

Editors Letter SME News is delighted to announce the return of the UK Legal Awards for the sixth consecutive year. The awards are organised by SME News and have been designed to acknowledge and celebrate the firms and individuals who have exhibited excellence, innovation, and leadership in the legal sector and society. The awards are inclusive of all businesses that operate in the legal sector in the UK, irrespective of their size, location, or specialisation. We invite nominations from any legal firm or individual who has achieved outstanding results, provided exceptional service, or contributed positively to society. The UK legal sector in 2024 will encounter various challenges and opportunities arising from various global disruption events throughout the last few years. The demand for legal services is expected to increase by 2%, with promising prospects for property, immigration, restructuring, and insolvency law. Law firms are more willing to adopt alternative fee arrangements to satisfy client needs and remain competitive in the market. UK firms will pursue expansion in the US market through mergers or alliances, while smaller firms will seek organic growth through marketing and client retention. Law firms will also adopt a client-centric approach, using data analytics and personalisation to deliver higher-quality services, as well as offering more virtual services to enhance convenience and accessibility. UK Legal Award 2024 Phone: +44 (0) 203 970 0010 Website: Sofi Parry Senior Editor