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Civitas Law shortlisted for Chambers of the Year, Halsbury Legal Awards 2013

Civitas Law is celebrating a fantastic start to 2013 having been made a Finalist for ‘Chambers of the Year’ in the first ever Halsbury Legal Awards 2013.

The awards were established by Lexis Nexis to recognise and celebrate the value that people in law bring to society. The inaugural award ceremony will be held on the 8 May 2013 at The Lancaster, London.

There are 15 categories marking the achievements of individuals, firms, chambers and other organisations, for their professional practice, writing and comment, academic contribution, the development of talent and innovation, whose expertise has made a contribution to the law and to the law’s place in that wider community.

Michael Brace, Chair of the Management Board, Civitas Law, said: “Our shortlisting has been incredibly welcomed by chambers at a time when the legal sector (and particularly the Bar) needs to showcase its talent for innovation and work with clients to deliver effective and efficient services.

“There are five Finalists contending for overall Chambers of the Year award, although Civitas Law is the only regional set to have been shortlisted – a fantastic achievement and one we’re all very proud of. We’re looking forward to the awards ceremony on in May; the Finalist award is something we’re particularly proud to have been given, especially when you look at the calibre of judges on the panel,” he added.

At the launch of the awards in 2012, Christian Fleck, LexisNexis UK managing director, explained: “In economic times, which have been as challenging as many in the law can remember, and at a point of unprecedented change in the evolution of the legal world, it is especially important to remind ourselves, our customers and the rest of society of the vital place the law occupies. Much more than a necessary evil, the law can be a powerful force for good – socially, ethically and economically. We want the awards to acknowledge this as part of our commitment to upholding the rule of law.”

The theme of the awards is ‘The Whole of the law. Connected’. The awards will be supporting the Access to Justice Foundation and the National Pro Bono Centre. The judges are representative of the profession and include the President of the Law Society, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, and the Chairman-elect of the Bar Council, Maura McGowan.

Fleck added: “The people and bodies that work in and around the law can and do make a massive contribution to the strength and stability of society, and we are delighted to launch these awards which celebrate that contribution. Our central theme, the renowned Halsbury name denoting breadth and authority, and the nature of the charity partners we are proud to support, together endorse that overall view of the law and its value.”

A complete list of the finalists are available on the Halsbury Legal Awards 2013 website: 


The winning entry will be announced on the night of Thursday 8th May at The Lancaster London. Tables are available to book now by clicking here.