The awards were held on the 2nd of March 2023 and were the inaugural Northern Powerhouse awards hosted by the Legal 500.
The shortlist and winners were determined based on the Legal 500’s market leading independent research for the annual UK Solicitors Guide. Winners were selected by a judging team spearheaded by the Legal 500 UK research team.
The awards were a fantastic evening held at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel.
Matthew Claughton – Crime Lawyer of the Year
Matthew is Olliers’ Managing Director, leading a team of over 20 lawyers acting for clients facing serious criminal allegations, accusations of fraud as well as those facing criticism before professional bodies. He leads the Olliers’ pre-charge team, specialising in representing clients throughout the investigative stage of a case.
Matthew was ranked as a Leading Individual by the Legal 500 and has previously won the Manchester Legal Awards Partner of the Year award on two occasions, most recently in 2021. He is also a previous winner of the Modern Law Awards Lawyer of the Year.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to receive the Crime Lawyer of the Year Award. We have an amazing team at Olliers and winning this award is a reflection of the entire team effort.
Congratulations to all the other winners and those shortlisted.”
Olliers Solicitors – specialist criminal defence lawyers
Olliers Solicitors is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading criminal defence and regulatory law firms specialising in the defence of individuals, businesses and other organisations across a broad range of corporate and financial crime, regulatory offences, serious crime, sexual offences, inquests and public inquiries.
We are ranked as a top tier firm by the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide. We won the Small Law Firm of the Year Award at the Manchester Legal Awards in 2022 and we were highly commended in the Boutique Law Firm category at the Modern Law Awards 2022. We are a Times Best Law Firm 2022 and in 2021 we won four awards at the Manchester Legal Awards.