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Our awards and achievements reflect third party recognition of the success of our people and our firm. This timeline presents our major awards, nominations and achievements.

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2017
11 October 2017
Ranked as a top tier law firm across the UK in Legal 500

Bond Dickinson has been recommended as a top tier law firm across 33 practice areas in the Legal 500. The firm's legal expertise, excellent client care and commercial approach has been noted throughout the directory. Read more.

4 October 2017
Named as one of Europe's most innovative law firms by The Financial Times

Bond Dickinson has been recognised as one of Europe's most innovative law firms in the FT Innovative Lawyers Report, ranking 14th in the FT 50: Most Innovative Law Firms and Legal Services Providers 2017. Read more.

3 October 2017
Bond Dickinson apprentice recognised by National Apprenticeship Service

Florence Lungu of Bond Dickinson has won the Advanced Apprentice of the Year Award at the 2017 South West Regional Apprenticeship Awards. Read more.

28 September 2017
Bond Dickinson crowned Employer of the Year

Bond Dickinson won the Employer of the Year award at the 2017 Business Leader Awards. Read more.

20 April 2017
Bond Dickinson highly commended for apprenticeship scheme

Bond Dickinson was been highly commended at The PlymouthHerald Business Awards 2017 for its apprenticeship scheme. The firm was recognised following its nomination for the Apprenticeship Development Award. Read more.

 

7 April 2017
Winner of the Legal Partner Award to the chemicals industry

Bond Dickinson has been announced a winner at the Chemicals Northwest 2017 Awards, taking home the Legal Partner to the Chemicals Industry award. This follows the team being awarded the national Chemical Industries Association Service Provider of the Year award in 2016. Read more.

23 March 2017
Insurance Team of the Year

Bond Dickinson  won Insurance Team of the Year at the Legal Business Awards. With more than 100 finalists across 24 categories, the awards recognised the achievements of the finest lawyers in the industry. The winners were selected by an external judging panel comprising senior general counsel and senior editors from Legal Business' editorial team. Read more.

20 January 2017
Newcomer Large Employer of the Year

Bond Dickinson won the Newcomer Large Employer of the Year award at the National Apprenticeship Awards. Organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, the awards showcase the very best apprenticeship employers and apprentices in the UK and recognise excellence in businesses growing their own talent through apprenticeships schemes. Read more.

1 January 2017
Lawyers ranked in 'Acritas Stars' global database

Nine of Bond Dickinson's lawyers were ranked in Acritas Stars global database due to outstanding client feedback. Graham Jeffries, Banking Partner, is one of only six UK lawyers to be ranked in the Top 30 globally with three distinct recommendations from clients. Read more.

2016
12 December 2016
Financial services team scoop three awards

Bond Dickinson's financial services team scooped three awards at the Compliance Register Platinum Awards 2016. Read more.

5 December 2016
Construction Team of the Year

Bond Dickinson's Construction Team were awarded the Construction Team of the Year award (UK) in the Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards. Read more.

30 November 2016
Bond Dickinson in the top five for innovation

Bond Dickinson was in the top five firms for innovation in the Best Legal Adviser Report for 2016-2017. The report scored law firms across fifteen categories including innovation, quality of legal advice, communication skills and commercial approach based on feedback from clients and in-house legal counsel. Read more.

30 November 2016
Best Legal Adviser for sixth year running

Bond Dickinson was named as a 'Best Legal Adviser' in Legal Week's Best Legal Adviser Report 2016. The report asked in-house counsel for their opinions on satisfaction, importance and innovation in the service they receive from the top UK and global firms. Read more.

24 November 2016
Bond Dickinson only law firm in North East Top 200

Bond Dickinson was the only law firm to be listed in the 2016 North East Top 200 companies. Read more.

4 November 2016
Top tier law firm by Chambers UK Guide

Bond Dickinson was recommended as a top tier law firm across 76 practice areas in the Chambers UK Guide to Law Firms published this week. The firm's legal expertise, broad sector experience and excellent service to clients has been noted throughout the directory. Read more.

26 October 2016
Newcomer Employer of the Year award in the South West Regional Apprenticeship Awards

Bond Dickinson won the Newcomer Employer of the Year award in the South West Regional Apprenticeship Awards. Organised by the National Apprenticeship Service, the awards showcase the very best apprenticeship employers and apprentices in the South West and recognise excellence in businesses growing their own talent through apprenticeships programmes. The awards also celebrate apprentices making a significant contribution in the workplace. Read more.

3 October 2016
CILEx Employer of the Year for apprenticeship programme

Bond Dickinson was awarded the CILEx Employer of the Year Award for its apprenticeship programme. Read more

15 September 2016
Deal of the Year Award for work with Atom Bank

Bond Dickinson's Newcastle Corporate team won the Deal of the Year award at the tenth annual Insider Dealmakers Awards ceremony. The dinner, which celebrated the achievements of the dealmaking community, gathered more than 300 of the region's top professionals. Read more.

15 September 2016
Ranked as a top tier firm the Legal 500

Bond Dickinson has been recommended as a top tier law firm across 36 practice areas in Legal 500, a leading guide to law firms in the UK. The firm's legal expertise, excellent client care and commercial approach has been noted throughout the directory. Read more.

18 August 2016
Winner of the Chemical Industry Service Provider of the Year Award

Bond Dickinson was awarded the Chemical Industry Service Provider of the Year Award at the Chemical Industry Awards. Read more.

11 April 2016
Named as top 20 UK law firm brand

Bond Dickinson was named as one of the top 20 UK law firm brands in the Acritas UK Law Firm Brand Index 2016. The firm was ranked in joint 18th place in the index of the strongest legal brands in the UK. Read more.

20 April 2016
Named as a top 25 law firm by eprivateclient

Bond Dickinson is one of the top 25 law firms in England according to the annual eprivateclient survey that aims to identify the top 25 Private Client Law Firms. Read more.

2 February 2016
Bond Dickinson achieves Investors in People accolade

Bond Dickinson was one of  the first businesses to be awarded accreditation against the sixth generation Investors in People Standard, demonstrating its commitment to focusing on what matters most to the firm's employees and promoting a culture of high performance. Read more.

26 January 2016
Listed as top law firm for school leavers

Bond Dickinson was named in the UK's 100 most popular employers for school leavers survey produced by Trendence. The firm was the highest ranking law firm coming in at 75. Read more

2015
21 December 2015
Winner of Gambling Law Firm UK Award

Bond Dickinson won the UK Gambling Law Firm category at the Corporate LiveWire Gaming Excellence Awards 2016. Read more.

17 December 2015
'Best Legal Adviser' in Legal Week's Best Legal Adviser Report 2015

Bond Dickinson was named as a "Best Legal Adviser" in Legal Week's Best Legal Adviser Report 2015. The report asked in-house counsel for their opinions on satisfaction, importance and innovation in the service they receive from the top UK and global firms. Read more

23 October 2015
Private Wealth Team win Yorkshire Legal Award

The Private Wealth team won the Private Client Award at the 2015 Yorkshire Legal Awards. Read more.

1 October 2015
Leeds-based team wins Legal 500 Finance award

Bond Dickinson's Leeds-based banking team won the Finance Firm (Regional) award at The Legal 500 Awards. Read more.

23 September 2015
Lawyer named in e-privateclient's Top 35 Under 35

Richard Pike, from our Wills and Trust Disputes team, was named as one of eprivateclient’s 2015 Top 35 Under 35. The annual award highlights the rising stars of the private client practitioner community. Read more.

25 September 2015
Bond Dickinson takes home Property Law Firm of the Year Award

Bond Dickinson was  announced the winner of the Property Law Firm of the Year Award at the Insider Yorkshire Property Industry Awards. Read more.

19 May 2015
Named in Acritas Top 20 UK Law Firm Brand Index

The firm was been ranked 17th in the Acritas UK Law Firm Brand Index 2015. Read more

30 March 2015
Top 10 for Planning Law

The Planning and Infrastructure team came joint 9th in the survey by Chambers and Partners 2015, which is based on responses from other solicitors and barristers. Read more

10 February 2015
Young Achiever Award for Bond Dickinson Lawyer

Managing Associate, Lucy Pringle, won the Young Achiever award in the Support & Supply Chain category at the 8th annual NEPIC Awards. Read more.

2014
9 October 2014
Winner of Legal 500 UK Award for licensing

The licensing team won the Legal 500 UK Award for its areas which is based on feedback from clients as part of researching directories. Read more.

3 November 2014
Chambers UK ranks Bond Dickinson in top 10 firms

Bond Dickinson achieved rankings in 77 sections across the 2015 UK Chambers guide. This replicates the firm’s achievement in the 2014 edition and places Bond Dickinson at number eight out of all the law firms in the guide. Read more

1 April 2014
Award for corporate rebrand following merger

Bond Dickinson was awarded the Best Corporate Rebrand following a Merger or Acquisition at the Transform Awards 2014,