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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 recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for the following practice areas:

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

​Blacks Solicitors received recommendations for the following individuals in The Legal 500 UK 2017 edition:

Corporate & Commercial
- David Paterson
- Nigel Hoyle
- Peter Konieczko-Hansom
- Richard Buono

Dispute Resolution (Commercial Litigation)
- Darren Morgan
- James Teagle
- Luke Patel
- Oliver Gross

- Chris Allen
- David Ward
- Richard Parr
- Tom Moyes

Professional Negligence (Claimant)
- Luke Patel

- Ann Robinson
- Paul Lancaster

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

Commercial Property
- Chris Waddingham
- Ian Errington
- Matthew Hutchinson
- Nicholas Dyson

Property Litigation
- James Teagle
- Luke Patel
- Oliver Gross

- 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.