The Family Law Awards 2020 were held on the 25 November, as a virtual awards ceremony.
Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Law
His Honour, Philip Waller
Shortlist: There is no shortlist for this award. The winner was announced on the day of the awards ceremony.
Family Law Associate Solicitor of the Year
Winner: Tammy Knox, Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP
Shortlist: Grace Bradley (The Family Law Company); Nadia Salam (London Borough of Hillingdon);
Sara Wychrij (Vaitilingam Kay [Zara Wickridge]); Stacey Nevin (Kingsley Napley LLP).
Family Law Case of the Year
Winner: Dawson Cornwell, Coram Chambers and Harcourt Chambers, Re NY (A Child)  UKSC 49
Shortlist: Dawson Cornwell, Re E (A Child: Burial Arrangements)  EWHC 3639 (Fam);
Kingsley Napley LLP, RC v JC  EWHC 466; Lodders Solicitors LLP, Mills v Mills  UKSC 38;
Tahmina Rahman and Amy Slingo, A, B, C A, B And C (Adoption: Notification of Fathers And Relatives)  EWCA Civ 41.
Family Law Chambers of the Year
London: 36 Family
Shortlist: 1 Hare Court; 9 Gough Chambers; Goldsmith Chambers; Harcourt Chambers.
Regional: Senate House Chambers
Shortlist: 1 Crown Office Row; College Chambers; Park Square Barristers; Parklane Plowden Chambers.
Family Law Chartered Legal Executive of the Year
Winner: Frances Edwards (Caswell Jones)
Shortlist: Philippa Morgan (Lyons Davidson); Robyn Karimaghaee (KJ Smith Solicitors).
Family Law Clerking Team of the Year
Winner: 3PB Barristers
Shortlist: 1GC|Family Law; 36 Family; 5 Pump Court.
Family Law Commentator of the Year
Winner: Sarah Phillimore (St. John’s Chambers)
Shortlist: Annmarie Carvalho (The Carvalho Consultancy); Lisa Harker (Nuffield Family Justice Observatory);
The Without Prejudice Podcast - the family lawyers’ podcast.
Family Law Community Interaction Award
Winner: The Centre for Justice Innovation
Shortlist: Churchers Solicitors; College Chambers; London Borough of Barking and Dagenham; MSB Solicitors.
Family Law Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
Winner: Family Law in Partnership
Shortlist: Consilia Legal; Hunters Law LLP; Mills & Reeve.
Family Law Firm of the Year
London: Hughes Fowler Carruthers
Shortlist: Farrer & Co; McMillan Williams; OGR Stock Denton LLP; Vaitilingam Kay.
Midlands & Wales: Shakespeare Martineau
Shortlist: Flint Bishop LLP; Full Stop Law Limited; Higgs & Sons
North: Jones Myers
Shortlist: McAlister Family Law; MSB Solicitors; Slater Heelis LLP; Susan Howarth & Company
South: Corbett Le Quesne
Shortlist: Brachers LLP; Coffin Mew LLP; IBB Law Family Team; Rayden Solicitors
Family Law Innovation of the Year
Winner: FOMAS - Family Online Mediation and Arbitration Service
Shortlist: Annmarie Carvalho (The Carvalho Consultancy); The Divorce Surgery.
Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year
Winner: Alex Laing (Coram Chambers)
Shortlist: Deepak Nagpal (1 Kings Bench Walk); Dr Charlotte Proudman (Goldsmith Chambers); Rachael Goodall (3PB Barristers); Tom Wilson (1GC|Family Law).
Family Law Partner of the Year
Winner: Ros Bever (Irwin Mitchell)
Shortlist: Catherine Bedford (Harbottle & Lewis LLP); Hetty Gleave (Hunters Law LLP); Kate Ryan (IBB Law); Krina Parmar (Duncan Lewis Solicitors)
Family Law QC of the Year
Winners: Hannah Markham QC (36 Family)
Shortlist: Andrew Bagchi QC (1GC|Family Law); Lucy Stone QC (Queen Elizabeth Building);
Professor Jo Delahunty QC (4 Paper Buildings); Richard Harrison QC (1 King's Bench Walk).
Family Law Young Barrister of the Year
Winner: Rachel Cooper (Coram Chambers)
Shortlist: Harry Langford, (4 Paper Buildings); Lucy Maxwell (1GC|Family Law);
Luke Eaton (1GC|Family Law); Thomas Jones (9 Gough Chambers).
Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year
Winner: Scott Halliday (Irwin Mitchell)
Shortlist: Joshua Moger (Payne Hicks Beach); Kate Brett (Dawson Cornwell);
Rebecca Christie (Hunters Law LLP); Victoria Brown (Anthony Gold Solicitors).
International Family Lawyer of the Year
Winner: Dr Rob George (Harcourt Chambers)
Shortlist: Alison Green (Mackrell.Solicitors); Jane Chanot (The Family Law Company);
Helen Newman (Duncan Lewis Solicitors).