The prestigious award winners are to be announced at The Ballroom, South Bank in London on Wednesday 28 November 2018.
The shortlists were chosen by a judging panel made up of representatives of the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution (previously called the Solicitors Family Law Association), the Association of Lawyers for Children, and CILEx along with Family Law editors and publishing executives.
Fiona Apthorpe, Partner & Head of Family Law at Geldards said “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award and to be recognised as a leading family law team. We have an extremely strong team across our offices in the Midlands that deliver a high quality service to our clients, and this last year has seen the team and the work we do grow significantly.
"I would like to thank the team for all their hard work, I am very proud of them all!”
Ruth Jones, Partner and Head of the Family Department at Smith Partnership spoke about their achievement “We are over the moon to have been shortlisted this year for this prestigious award.
“As head of the Family Department, it has been my teams’ job to improve our service levels and boost our profile in the Midlands, to retain our loyal clients and attract new ones.
“The awards celebrate outstanding quality of legal services for its clients and high levels of teamwork within its firm!
“Thank you to all our team who work tirelessly to protect our clients’ rights and assets”.
“To be finalists in this category is amazing, and we have everything crossed that we will win the award on the night!”
The Family Law Awards were launched to recognise the important work of family lawyers, and celebrate their many successes and outstanding achievements