Annual Awards & Ball 2015 – The Review

The Annual Awards & Ball 2015, in association with Property Search Group (PSG) proved to be an exceptional evening. The event was a sell out with over 500 guests in attendance, some travelling from as far as Bristol and Nottingham to join in what is fast becoming the biggest social event in the legal calendar.

The event was sponsored by PSG (Lead Sponsors & sponsors of the Commercial/Civil Lawyer of the Year Award), Neumans LLP (sponsors of the Rising Star Award) and Noble Solicitors (sponsors of the Criminal Lawyer of the Year Award).

The 2015 Award winners were:

1. Camilla Choudhury-Khawaja – Rising Star Award

2. Sujata Sharma – Commercial/Civil Lawyer of the Year Award

3. Kiran Mehta – Criminal Lawyer of the Year Award

4. Kim Hollis QC – Lifetime Achievement Award

We were very honoured and grateful to have Robert Bourns, Vice-President of the Law Society as our guest speaker.

Guests were treated to a lavish 3 course Indian meal courtesy of Madhu’s, an open and unlimited bar and there was no shortage of entertainment – with SUB FX Roadshow, Lions of Punjab dancers, PBN and Ministry of Dhol all performing on the night to a thrilled audience. Guests were dancing right to the very end!

Guests thoroughly enjoyed the night and here is what a few of them had to say:

“Thank you for a most enjoyable evening. Until next year!” 

“Fabulous evening! Well done!” 

“Amazing food, wonderful entertainment…a brilliant night!” 

The event was also featured in Eastern Eye newspaper – SAL Ball 2015 – EE Story

A very sincere thank you to the sponsors without whom the event would not have been the resounding success that it was:

PSG – provides a complete search service for conveyancing solicitors. For further information visit:

Neumans LLP – a boutique city law firm dealing with business, crime, defamation, employment, fraud, insolvency, litigation and professional regulatory matters. For further information visit:

Noble Solicitors – one of the top 5 publicly funded firms in the UK dealing with crime, civil and commercial, family law and childcare, business defence and professional discipline, mental health law, prison law, landlord and tenant and civil actions. For further information visit:

SAL is happy to announce that the sum of £1,500 was raised on the night from the raffle for our two nominated charities: Delete Blood Cancer and Unique Home for Girls (Punjab, India) 

SAL is proud to announce that we are going to match the money raised on the night and we will therefore be donating a sum of £1,500 making the total money raised to £3,000!

A big thank you to our photographer, Surjit for capturing the night in all its glory. All the photographs from the evening are available to view and buy from – Go to the events page and enter the password “law290”.

Last but in no means least, we are extremely grateful to our guests who made the evening such a huge success – THANK YOU! We hope you all enjoyed it and we hope to see you all again next year!

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