The Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards 2023 FAQs

Q: What date are the 2023 Awards and where are they being held?

A: Thursday 2 March | The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Oxford Street, Manchester, M60 7HA

Q: What is the dress code for the evening?

A: Black tie.

Q: Where can I find the full award category line up?

A: View the full category line up on the Categories page

Q: How are the shortlists compiled?

A: For 35 years, The Legal 500 has been analysing the capabilities of law firms across the world, with a comprehensive research programme revised and updated every year to bring the most up-to-date vision of the global legal market. Our research is based on feedback from 300,000 clients, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice and in-house lawyers, and a team of researchers who have unrivalled experience.

Q: When will I hear if I have been successful and made the shortlists?

A: The Legal 500 will notify firms of the categories for which they have been shortlisted on 28 November 2022.

Q: Should I book a table even if I do not know all guest names yet?

A: Definitely – We anticipate space will go extremely quickly and we cannot guarantee anyone’s space without a completed table booking form. We deliberately limit capacity to just over 300 guests, so it is vital you book your space and return the table booking form early to avoid disappointment. Actual guest names may be supplied at a later stage.

Q: When is the latest I can supply guest names?

A: Please can you send all guest names to no later than 9 February 2022. This is to ensure that all guests are included on the seating plan for the event, and will avoid confusion for your guests in locating their table on the night.

We are also required to inform the hotel of all guest names for security reasons in advance of the event.

Q: What if I have a specific dietary requirement?

A: The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is superbly equipped to handle the vast majority of dietary requirements, providing these are notified to us in advance of the event.

Please can you ensure that when you supply us with guest names, you also include any special dietary requirements in your email. These should all be sent to

Q: Do you provide invitations for Law Firms/Sponsors to send out to their guests?

A: We do not produce invitations for firms/sponsors to send out as we leave it to each table host’s discretion as to who and how they wish to invite their guests. All we ask is that you supply us with guest names as directed and for the reasons above before the event itself.

Q: Do you offer guests of The Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards preferential rates at the hotel for the night of the awards?

A: A preferential room rate has been reserved for a limited number of rooms at the The Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, for guests of The Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards 2023.

  • £185 per night inclusive of taxes and for single occupancy
  • £197 per night inclusive of taxes and full English breakfast for double occupancy.

This preferential room rate applies for the night of the event only, not any prior or subsequent overnight stay and will be available until the 19th of January 2023 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Call 0161 288 1111 and quote Legalease Awards to secure this special rate and book.