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  2018 – Winner of the Law Firm of the Year (Medium) Award 
  2018 – Winner of the Managing Partner of the Year Award
  2018 - Shortlisted for the Employment Team of the Year Award
  2018 – Shortlisted for the Commercial Property Team of the Year Award.
  2017 – Blacks Connect won 'Conveyancing / Legal Business of the Year' at The Mortgage Introducer Awards.
  2017 – Shortlisted for the Commercial Property Award.
  2016 - Winner of  'Law Firm Award’ 11 - 30 partners.
  2016 – Winner of the Mortgage Strategy award for best conveyancing service in individual firms.

  2014 – Winner of Residential Property Award.

2014 - Winner of ‘Best Conveyancing Service – Individual Firm’.
  2013 – Winner of ‘Best Law Firm in Yorkshire’ 11 - 30 partners.

Luke Patel, a Partner in the firm’s Commercial Dispute Resolution Team was named ‘Best Professional in Business’ at the 2013 English Asian Business Awards.


2011 – Chris Allen was named ‘Managing Partner of the Year’ at the Yorkshire Lawyer Awards.


Blacks is recognised as a Leading Firm in The Legal 500 UK 2019 edition for the following practice areas:

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Commercial Property
  • Employment
  • Dispute Resolution (Commercial Litigation)
  • Professional Negligence (Claimant)
  • Family
  • Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate
  • Property Litigation
  • Sport

​Blacks Solicitors received recommendations for the following individuals in The Legal 500 UK 2019 edition:

Corporate & Commercial
- Nigel Hoyle
- David Paterson
- Richard Buono
- Chris Allen
- Tate Chakrabarty

Dispute Resolution (Commercial Litigation)
- Luke Patel
- James Teagle
- Oliver Gross
- Aimee Hutchinson

- Chris Allen
- Paul Kelly
- Richard Parr
- Tom Moyes
- Euan Lawrence

Professional Negligence (Claimant)
- Luke Patel

- Ann Robinson
- Paul Lancaster
- Andrew Smith

Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate
- Nick Rhodes
- Lucy Rigden

Commercial Property
- Nicholas Dyson
- Ian Errington
- Matthew Hutchinson
- Anushka Nicholas

Property Litigation
- James Teagle
- Oliver Gross
- Rachael Donnelly
- Aimee Hutchinson

- Chris Allen

  The Blacks Employment Team is also recommended in the 2015 Guide published by Chambers & Partners.

We are 'dementia friendly' and are also part of the Leeds Dementia Action Alliance.
  We are proud to have received the Cyber Essentials accreditation which demonstrates our IT systems and processes have been independently reviewed and are fully compliant in line with Government prescribed standards for cyber security.