Richard Dawson awarded Crime Barrister of the Year UK at the Acquisition International Legal Awards 2014.

The Awards are given to commend outstanding work around the legal world over the past 12 months, recognising excellence in everything from commercial litigation and arbitration to immigration law, insolvency and niche areas.

Acquisition International has welcomed nominations for firms throughout the globe, from very small niche practices to large corporations and have ensured that those who do go on to win one of these highly sought-after awards have been selected on merit and are based upon the votes received, the further evidence supplied and based on our own in-house research.

Our awards show that the legal world is packed with professionals who are up to both tackling the legal world’s challenges and capitalising on the opportunities it presents – not just surviving in this often difficult environment, but positively thriving.

Sameena Yates, Legal Awards Coordinator, said: “We are proud at Acquisition International to celebrate the achievements of those working in and around the legal industry, keeping the wheels of global business turning by ensuring deals go through smoothly, helping firms operate in foreign jurisdictions and making sure that their intellectual property rights are respected.”