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BCL Legal Toasts In-house Talent at C&I Group North West Dinner & Awards

Friday 1st November saw leading representatives of the North West’s in-house legal sector come together at the annual Commerce and Industry Group North West Dinner and Awards Ceremony. This year’s event took place at The Hilton Hotel on Deansgate and BCL Legal sponsored the Young In-house Lawyer of the Year Award. The aim of the awards is to celebrate and reward the best in-house talent in the region. The winners and nominees were as follows:

In-house legal team of the year, sponsored by Pannone LLP:
WINNER: Manchester City Football Club
NOMINEES: Electricity North West/ Fircroft Engineering Services Ltd & Manchester Airport Group

In-house deal of the year, sponsored by Pannone LLP:
WINNER: Manchester Airport Group
NOMINEES: Halewood International Limited/ Kids Unlimited & Iconix Brand group

In-house Lawyer of the year, sponsored by Palladium Associates Plc:
WINNER: Simon Cliff of Manchester City Football Club
NOMINEES: Claire Chadwick (formerly) of Kids Unlimited & Khalil Bukhari of International Nuclear Services Limited

Young In-house Lawer of the year, sponsored by BCL Legal
WINNER: Claire Chadwick (formerly) of Kids Unlimited
NOMINEES: Kate Spencer of Milliken Industrials Ltd & Keziah Watt of G2 Solutions Limited

Outstanding Achievement Award:
WINNER: Colin Anderson

Mark Levine, head of BCL Legal’s in-house team said: “This year’s event was again a huge success and we’re always delighted to be involved. The North West boasts some outstanding in-house lawyers so a platform such as this is a great showcase. There were some really worthy winners and the standard this year was particularly high. It was a wonderful evening and we’d like to congratulate Edward Smethurst, chair of C&I Group NW, and his team in making it such a success.”

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