The AllAboutLaw Awards, created by the team behind AllAboutLaw.co.uk, is a celebration of the top law firms across the country and the opportunities available to young people at the outset of their legal careers.  

The AllAboutLaw Awards are unique in that they are the only awards ceremony which differentiate in their rankings of vacation schemes and training contracts, allowing law firms to identify their biggest strengths and areas to improve upon.

There are also awards which acknowledge the differences between the type of firms which make up the legal sector. 

Getting involved is a great opportunity to be acknowledged for your hard work, network with peers, and keep up-to-date with the latest innovations in legal graduate recruitment.  

Date & location


Date: 2/10/17

Location: Calvert 22 Foundation 22 Calvert Avenue London E2 7JP

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  • Award categories
  • The AllAboutLaw Awards celebrate the top law firms for training contracts and vacation schemes, as well as the crucial parts that go into recruitment of trainees, such as support networks, diversity and job satisfaction. You can see the full rankings from 2016 here.  

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  • Top Law Firm for Training Contracts & Vacation Schemes Best Training Contract Best Vacation Scheme Best Training Contract – International or City Firm Best Vacation Scheme – International or City Firm Best Training Contract – National Firm Best Vacation Scheme – National Firm Best Training Contract – US Firm Best Vacation Scheme – US Firm Best Training - Training Contract Best Training - Vacation Scheme Best Opportunities for Career Progression - Training Contract Best Opportunities for Career Progression - Vacation Scheme Best for Job Satisfaction - Training Contract Best for Job Satisfaction - Vacation Scheme Best Level of Support - Training Contract Best Level of Support - Vacation Scheme Best Opportunities for Skills Development - Training Contract Best Opportunities for Skills Development - Vacation Scheme Best Company Culture The Diversity & Inclusion Award Best Website Best Social Media Best Training Principal  

How are the winners decided?

The vast majority of the awards are based on anonymous feedback surveys submitted by recent vacation scheme students and current trainee solicitors. After all, who else is better placed to rate the quality of the programme on offer than those who have experienced them? 

The surveys ask for feedback on the values we believe aspiring solicitors look for when choosing firms to apply to. 

In addition, all firms are entered into the Best Website and Best Social Media categories, which are judged by a student panel made up of members from the AllAboutLaw.co.uk user database.


What judging criteria do we ask judges to use?  

Best Website  

User Friendliness - Is the website easy and enjoyable to use?  

Clarity of Information - How clear is the information for potential candidates? 

Accessibility - How easy is it to navigate the website and find the vital information?  

Content - Is there enough detail in the information provided?  

Aesthetic Appeal - Is the website visually appealing?

Best Social Media  

Content - Are posts useful and interesting?

Voice - Is the tone of the posts appropriate and engaging?

Creativity - Do posts stand out from the crowd in terms of creativity and interactiveness?  

Reach & Engagement - How many aspiring solicitors engage with the firms social media channels? How does the firm interact with their followers?

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