It is our goal to ensure we offer all of our clients quality legal assistance, whilst delivering an outstanding individual service and excellence in customer care.

We have many accreditations over the past 260+ years.  We are proud to say that we have also been nominated and shortlisted for a number of awards, the most recent of which include:

Legal 500

The Legal 500 series provides a comprehensive guide to legal services providers, in over 100 countries. It is used by companies as well as individuals, corporate counsel, CEO's, FDs and professional advisers.

The Legal 500 is highly regarded as a ‘who’s who’ and gives a definitive judgement of law firm capabilities.

Sydney Mitchell - Top Tier Legal 500 - 2022-24

Sydney Mitchell is recognised in the Top Tier of the Legal 500 for our Immigration Team.  Karen Moores, Senior Partner and Andre Minnaar are recognised as Leading Individuals. Melissa Southall and Mike Sutton are recognised as rising stars. Emma-Louise Hewitt as Next Generation Partner.  The firm …’easily rivalling the biggest of national law firms… the quality and service they extended …was nothing short of fantastic’ according to clients.

In total the firm has obtained recommendations in 12 areas of legal practice; Contentious Probate, Commercial Litigation, Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery, Employment, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, Professional Negligence, Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate, Family and Property Litigation.

A number of lawyers are highly recommended; many receiving outstanding comments.



Birmingham Law Society Awards - Winner - 2020/21 and 2018 and Shortlisted 2024 Awards

Birmingham Law Society Winner Regional Law Firm of the Year 2020/21

Shortlisted in the Birmingham Law Society Awards 2024Sydney Mitchell has won or been shortlisted for Law Firm of the year every year since its inception in 2008.  The firm was shortlisted in the Birmingham Law Society 2024 Legal Awards in the Regional Law Firm category.

The firm won Law Firm of the Year (under 15 Partners) at the Birmingham Law Society Legal awards 2018. 

Sydney Mitchell has won Legal firm of the year many times over the past few years: 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018 and 2020/21.

In 2019 the structure of the awards was changed to Regional Law Firm.


National Law Society Awards - Shortlisted 2019 - Medium Law Firm of the Year

Excellence Awards - 2019 - National Law Society Awards - Medium Law Firm

Sydney Mitchell was short-listed in the medium size law firm of the year category at the Law Society Excellence Awards in both 2018 and 2019.  Sydney Mitchell was the only Midlands' law firm to be shortlisted in the awards.

The medium law firm of the year category, which is open to all law firms in England & Wales with between 5 and 29 partners, is judged on matters such as professional excellence, staff engagement and development, business and client acquisitions.


Shortlisted for two Birmingham Law Society Awards 2019

Sydney Mitchell was shortlisted in the 2019 Awards with the Birmingham Law Society both for Regional Law Firm of the Year and Service Excellence for our Dispute Resolution Team.

Solihull Chamber Awards 2023 - Winner for Excellence in Professional Services

Sydney Mitchell LLP, Top Tier Legal 500 Law Firm, won the 2023 Solihull Chamber of Commerce Awards for Excellence in Professional Services.

Shortlisted for Solihull Chamber Annual Awards - Excellence in Professional Services 2022

Sydney Mitchell was shortlisted in the Chamber Awards 2022.

Shortlisted for Solihull Chamber Annual Awards - Large Business of the Year 2019

Solihull chamber of Commerce - Shortlisted large business of the Year 2019

Sydney Mitchell were shortlisted for the Large Business of the Year 2019

Shortlisted in three categories in the Birmingham Law Society Awards 2020/21

Birmingham Law Society Awards Winner Sydney Mitchell LLPSydney Mitchell LLP, Top Tier Legal 500 Law Firm, winner of Regional Law Firm of the Year in the Birmingham Law Society Awards.  Short-listed for three Awards in the Birmingham Law Society 2020/21 Awards:

  • Sydney Mitchell for Law Firm of the Year (Regional Law Firm)
  • Karen Moores for Partner of the Year
  • Excellence in Client Service - Business Clients for the Dispute Resolution Team


We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and have achieved the following accreditations.

Legal Accreditations


Lexcel Accredited

Sydney Mitchell is a Lexcel accredited law firm. Lexcel is the Law Society's practice management standard and is awarded to solicitors who meet the required standards of excellence set by the Society.

Every year the firm undergoes an independent assessment to ensure the required standards continue to be met.

Lexcel accreditation means Sydney Mitchell can offer existing and new clients peace of mind regarding their choice of solicitor. A Lexcel practice ensures clients receive clear communication, regular and accurate cost estimates and has stringent training and supervision procedures ensuring that service standards are extremely high.

The Law Society Accredited: Family Law

The Law Society Accredited - Family Law

The family law department have been awarded the Family Law Accreditation from The Law Society. This highlights the skills, knowledge and experience of all the members in the family law department.



Resolution for Family Law

As a member of Resolution, all of the lawyers in the family law department are committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes. Following Resolutions Code of Practice, each family solicitor promotes a non-confrontational approach to family problems. Encouraging solutions that consider the needs of the whole family - and in particular the best interests of children.

Resolution: Collaborative Family Lawyers

Collaborative Family Lawyer

Collaborative Law is a non-confrontational alternative to litigation, helping to resolve all aspects of separation and divorce, including the division of the assets and income and the future care of any children in a harmonious way.

Sydney Mitchell offers this service to clients and Teresa Manion and Judi Wood and are collaborative lawyers at the firm and have been fully trained in offering the Collaborative Law solution.

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Our residential property team has been recognised through accreditation of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).

CQS is a quality standard for residential conveyancing law firms and focuses on our integrity and the firm's adherence to good practice management standards and efficient conveyancing procedure.




UK Top Tier Firm 2022 Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2021 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer
The Law Society Accredited in Family Law Conveyancing Quality Scheme