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Hayes Connor highly commended as boutique law firm of the year

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Highly Commended

We are delighted to announce that Hayes Connor Solicitors was highly commended at the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards in the boutique law firm of the year category.

The prestigious awards, which are now in their sixth year, celebrate and identify sparkling talent and success in the modern legal services arena. They also showcase and set the benchmark for best practice in the ever diverse, challenging and exciting legal landscape.

The event organisers were overwhelmed with nominations this year, receiving more submissions than ever, so it is a significant achievement by our firm.

The boutique law firm of the year category honours firms that specialise in a niche area of law. In our case, data breach and cybercrime.

The judges made their award based on the following criteria:

  • A practice that has performed exceptionally in terms of establishing itself in its chosen market
  • A firm that has demonstrated extensive development and progress as a business, including, but not limited to; strategy, growth, financial performance, employee development, diversity and training
  • An innovative practice that has demonstrated its ability to creatively and effectively compete with multi-practice firms
  • A practice that exceeds the expectations of basic client care and professionalism.

The award ceremony took place on Thursday 31st January in Victoria Warehouse, Manchester.

Commenting on the accomplishment, Kingsley Hayes, managing director at Hayes Connor said: "Our core aim is to help our clients get the redress they deserve following data protection breaches, cybercrime, and other online offences. And, despite an almost entirely online approach, Hayes Connor Solicitors has fast become one of the most recognised names in the sector.

"Over the past 12 months, our firm has established itself as the only niche provider of legal services in the data protection, GDPR and cyber fraud area. This is all we do, and we have become a true specialist in this area of law. We are thrilled that we are being recognised for our achievements in his area."

As well as the boutique law firm of the year commendation, Hayes Connor was also shortlisted in the Marketing and Communication Strategy of the Year category. This class looks at firms which have shown exceptional originality and innovative thinking in this area.


We were shortlisted based on the work we have done to establish our position as a thought-leader in data breach and cybercrime legal services; informing and educating consumers on their rights.

While we are disappointed to miss out on this award, we recognise the strength of this category and congratulate the winner.