Awards

An award-winning culture

As a pioneering challenger law firm, Setfords has attracted the attention of numerous legal industry awards schemes over the years. More recently, that recognition has started to spread further afield with global recognition. 

As well as accolades for Setfords’ consultant law firm business model, the firm has gained a growing list of awards for its investment in people and their wellbeing, highlighting happiness at work and a positive company culture. These include being certified by Newsweek magazine as a Most Loved Workplace®, following on from being recognised as one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work. 

For our consultants, we support different practice areas with help entering awards schemes that can shine a spotlight on their great work for clients. Recent examples are a ‘Consultant Solicitor of the Year’ win at the British Conveyancing Awards, and finalist placings in the Later Life Lending Awards and the Women and Diversity in Law Awards. 

Our awards

The Lawyer UK 100

We have been listed in The Lawyer UK 100, cementing our position as one of the top one hundred largest and most successful law firms in the UK.

Silver Investors in People and Investors in Wellbeing 2023

We are the only fee-share law firm in the UK to be accredited by Investors in People, showing our commitment to our people and their wellbeing. 

Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023

We were named as one of the Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023 after extensive surveying, proving that our company culture just can’t be beaten.

Most Loved Workplace 2023

Setfords have been proudly certified as a ‘Most Loved Workplace,’ backed by the research and analysis of the Best Practice Institute.

UK Company Culture Awards 2023

We were proud to scoop one win and two more finalists, including HR Professional of the Year, Best Workplace Mental Health Awareness Initiative, and Best Workplace Health & Wellbeing Awareness Initiative.

British Conveyancing Awards 2023

Setfords were delighted to support one of our conveyancers, Sonal Rabheru, who won the well-deserved title of Consultant Solicitor of the Year at the British Conveyancing Awards.

Women & Diversity in Law Awards 2023

As keen advocates for advancing diversity and the position of women in the legal industry, we were proud to support our Compliance Director, Pearl Moses, as a finalist in the Law Firm Leader of the Year category.

Legal Innovation Awards 2023

Technological innovation is a very important part of the things we do at Setfords. We were proud to have our innovation in Artificial Intelligence recognised as a finalist in the ‘AI Innovation’ category.

The Sunday Times Hundred 2022

Being recognised as one of Britain’s Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2022 was a real achievement and testament to our amazing levels of sustainable growth.

Growing Business Awards 2022

As a finalist in the Growing Business Awards in the Aquis Growing Business of the Year category, our phenomenal organic growth over the last few years was formally recognised.

British Business Excellence Awards 2022

Due to our impressive year-on-year organic growth enabling us to stand out from the competition, we were pleased to be recognised as a finalist in ‘The Scale Up Business of the Year Award.’

Legal Business Awards 2021

We are proud to have won Regional/ Offshore Firm of the Year at the Legal Business Awards, further demonstrating the validity and long-term validity of the Setfords model. 

Women in Law Awards 2020

Women are at the forefront of Setfords, with over 60% of our consultants being female. As such, we were proud to scoop a win at the Women in Law Awards in the Law Firm of the Year category.

LexisNexis Legal Awards 2020

This award win in the Business Development category cemented our BD team’s strong position as one of the very best in the business, generating business for our consultants every day.

LexisNexis Legal Awards 2018

Our commitment to wellbeing for our consultants is not a secret, so we were pleased to have it recognised at the LexisNexis Legal Awards as a winner in the Wellbeing category.

Modern Law Awards 17/18

Being shortlisted as Law Firm of the Year in 2017/18 was a great achievement, recognising Setfords’ pioneering fee share model and the innovation it brings to the legal space.

LegalWeek Innovation Awards 2016

Our position as a finalist in the Marketing Innovation category shows that our commitment to innovation of all kinds runs deep within Setfords’ culture, positively impacting our every day operations.

Modern Law Awards 2016

We were proud to be shortlisted for Rising Star of the Year, recognising our ongoing growth and position as disruptors in the legal space.

The Lawyer Awards 2016

As winner of the Innovation in Client Acquisition award, it’s clear to see that our business development team has long been recognised for their excellent work.

The Law Society Awards 2015

Our marketing and communications team puts much effort into marketing for consultants and the wider firm, recognised in this award win from The Law Society.

The Legal 500

We are proud to have been featured in The Legal 500, the world’s leading legal directory, cementing our position as a popular and trustworthy law firm.

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