Awards

Our awards

We are very proud of our successes, and every award is testament to the hard work that our people put into each client's case. You can see full details of our industry achievements below.

  • UK Chambers and Partners 2017

    UK Chambers and Partners 2017

    HGF Ranked a Leading Firm

    Since 1990, Chambers has published the leading directories of the legal profession. Clients trust them to find exactly the right lawyer or law-firm. The Intellectual Property section covers disputes relating to patent, copyright and trademark infringement, litigation concerning trade secrets and related issues such as licensing and IP commercialisation. A separate Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys rankings also features. 

  • DealMakers Global Awards 2016

    DealMakers Global Awards 2016

    Intellectual Property Law Firm Of The Year - UK - Winner

    The 2016 DealMakers Global Awards recognize a select number of leading professional firms from across the globe for their individual areas of specialization within their geographical location.

  • Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine Superior Lawyers 2016

    Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine Superior Lawyers 2016

    Intellectual Property Law Firm Of The Year - UK - Winner

    The Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine is celebrating the leading, most prolific firms that have continually displayed a high degree of quality, tenacity and ability to punch above their weight within their area of specialization.

  • Dealmakers Country Awards 2016

    Dealmakers Country Awards 2016

    International Licensing Law Firm of the Year - UK - Winner

    The 2016 DealMakers Country Awards will recognize and salute those firms and individuals that have performed to exceptional levels during one of the most difficult economic periods that the global economy has experienced for decades.

  • Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine - Excellence Awards 2016

    Worldwide Financial Advisor Awards Magazine - Excellence Awards 2016

    Intellectual Property Law Firm Of The Year - UK - Winner

    The Worldwide Financial Adviser Awards “Worldwide Advisor Excellence Awards” campaign provides our global readership with a comprehensive guide to Advisers and Firms that are noted for demonstrating a consistently high level of ability.

  • Lawyers Worldwide Awards - Super Lawyers 2016

    Lawyers Worldwide Awards - Super Lawyers 2016

    Intellectual Property Law Firm Of The Year - Winner

    The Lawyers Worldwide Awards Super Lawyers 2016 celebrates the leading, most prolific firms, that have continually displayed a high degree of quality, tenacity and ability to punch above their weight within their area of specialization.

  • Legal 2015 Awards: Corporate Livewire

    Legal 2015 Awards: Corporate Livewire

    Best Female Trade Mark Lawyer - UK

    All of Corporate LiveWire Awards programs represent the pinnacle of business achievement, championing the best in their respective fields, therefore to come out as a clear winner is truly an achievement to be proud of. 

    Winner - Claire Hutchinson

  • InterContinental Finance Magazine Law Awards 2015

    InterContinental Finance Magazine Law Awards 2015

    Full Service IP Law Firm of the Year - UK - Winner

    Now in it’s fifth year and due to be published in December, the ICFM Law Awards has become one of the most sought after and appreciated accolades available within the industry today.

  • UK Corporate Excellence Awards 2015

    UK Corporate Excellence Awards 2015

    Best for Trade Mark Litigation - Winner

    The 2015 UK Corporate Excellence Awards focus on those firms and individuals across the British Isles, that are not just successful - that goes without saying - but undoubtedly and demonstrably special. 

    Winner - HGF Law Leeds

  • LegalComprehensive 2015 Golden Global Awards

    LegalComprehensive 2015 Golden Global Awards

    International Licensing Law Firm of the Year - UK - Winner

    The LegalComprehensive Golden Global Awards ranks as one of the most sought after accolades in the legal world. Not just because of the lengths they go through to quantify their winners but also because they only give out a very few awards.

  • Acquisition International Legal Awards 2015

    Acquisition International Legal Awards 2015

    Recognised Leader in Aerospace & Automotive Technologies - Winner

    These awards are given to commend outstanding work throughout the legal world over the last 12 months, recognising excellence in all areas of the industry.

    Winner - Chris Moore

  • Acquisition International Legal Awards 2015

    Acquisition International Legal Awards 2015

    Best for SME IP Strategy - UK - Winner

    These awards are given to commend outstanding work throughout the legal world over the last 12 months, recognising excellence in all areas of the industry.

    Winner - Chris Vaughan

  • DealMakers Global Awards 2015

    DealMakers Global Awards 2015

    Intellectual Property Law Firm Of The Year - UK - Winner


    The 2015 DealMakers Global Awards recognize a select number of leading professional firms from across the globe for their individual areas of specialization within their geographical location.

  • ACQ Global Awards 2015

    ACQ Global Awards 2015

    UK Leading Female Lawyer of the Year (Intellectual Property) - Claire Hutchinson

    Since inception, the ACQ GLOBAL Awards have been celebrating achievement, innovation and brilliance in their annual awards. 

  • International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards 2015

    International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards 2015

    Best UK IP Firm: Prosecution - Winner

    The Best UK Intellectual Property Firm Prosecution Award recognises leading firms in their market for their excellent annual results and lasting performance in management and leadership.

  • Lawyer’s World Country Awards 2015

    Lawyer’s World Country Awards 2015

    Due Diligence Law Firm of the Year - UK - Winner

    Lawyers World commemorates those firms and individuals that have excelled within their specialist practice areas within their geographical region.

  • Women in Law Awards 2015

    Women in Law Awards 2015

    Lawyer Monthly - Winner

    The Lawyer Monthly in Law Awards celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in the legal profession across the globe. 

     Winner  - Claire Hutchinson, Partner

  • Global Awards 2015

    Global Awards 2015

    Corporate Livewire - Winner

    Chris Moore has won the Corporate Livewire award in the category of 'Due Diligence - Birmingham'.

  • Innovation Excellence Awards 2015

    Innovation Excellence Awards 2015

    Corporate Livewire - shortlisted

    Chris Moore has been shortlisted for the 2015 Innovation & Excellence awards which celebrates and rewards innovation & excellence.

  • Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

    Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

    Ranked Firm 2014

    Managing Intellectual Property have announced individual listings for the first time, Dr Gary Wilson, Michael Varvill, Harry Hutchinson, Matt Dixon, Janet Knowles & Dr Andrew Wells have all been listed

  • ICFM 500

    ICFM 500

    Leading Lawyer 2014

    Paul Sanderson recognised for the second year runnng by InterContinental Finance Magazine's Leading Lawyers 500 as one of the world's top 500 lawyers.

  • Acquisition International 2014 Intellectual Property Awards

    Acquisition International 2014 Intellectual Property Awards

    Patent Right Defence Specialist of the Year UK

    The directory of winners in the Intellectual Property Awards will become a go-to resource for those seeking guidance in the field.

  • IAM 1000

    IAM 1000

    Patent 1000 Recommended Firm 2014

    In the recent publication of the IAM Patent 1000 which is the top 100 patent Practitioners across the world HGF has had 6 attorneys listed; Harry Hutchinson, Andrew Wells , Matt Dixon, Gary Wilson, Janet  Knowles & Jonathan  Atkinson have all been listed for 2014

  • DealMakers Law Award 2014

    DealMakers Law Award 2014

    Intellectual Property Law Firm Of The Year - UK

    Paul Sanderson has been awarded this accolade in our forthcoming 2014 DealMakers Law Awards

  • Acquisition International 2013 Legal Award

    Acquisition International 2013 Legal Award

    UK Full Service IP Law Firm of the Year

    Acquisition International Awards recognise leaders in their respective fields, and are nominated by clients, professional acquaintances and peers.

    Nominated - Awards made Jul ‘13

  • Scotland

    Scotland

    Full Service IP & Trademarks Advisory of The Year

    The award recognised firms and individuals that had the greatest impact on the industry in their discipline in 2012.

  • ICFM Leading Lawyer 500

    ICFM Leading Lawyer 500

    Paul Sanderson

    Paul Sanderson recognised by InterContinental Finance Magazine's Leading Lawyers 500 as one of the world's top 500 lawyers operating today.

    Winner

  • Acquisition International

    Acquisition International

    UK Strategic Portfolio Development Firm of the Year 2013

    The M&A Awards pin-point and recognise investors, advisors and service providerswith outstanding expertise in their specialist field.

  • International Legal Alliance

    International Legal Alliance

    UK IP Rising Star 2013

    Rising Star Awards recognise firms and practices withhigh potential which have shown remarkable evolution and are catching up with current leaders.

    Winner

  • IAM300 Global Patent Strategists 2013

    IAM300 Global Patent Strategists 2013

    Matt Dixon

    The world’s leading IP strategists are named in a unique guide published by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM).  

  • IAM Patent 1000 2013

    IAM Patent 1000 2013

    Janet Knowles, Matt Dixon, Gary Wilson, Andrew Wells, Harry Hutchinson – All listed in the IAM Patent 1000 2013

    The IAM Patent 1000 is the world’s most extensive guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions.

  • IP Law

    IP Law

    Law Firm of the Year in England (2013 Corporate INTL Legal Awards)

    Corporate International’s annual awards mark excellence for the world’s leading advisers and financiers in an array of countries and continents globally.

    Winner

  • Chambers UK 2013

    Chambers UK 2013

    2nd Tier

    The UK Guide lists solicitors in over 70 specialist areas of law.

     

     

     

  • Legal 500

    Legal 500

    2nd Tier

    The Legal 500 Series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers in over 100 countries.

  • Managing Intellectual Property 2011 & 2012

    Managing Intellectual Property 2011 & 2012

    Scottish IP Firm of the Year 2011 & 2012

    MIP’s Global Awards recognises outstanding work in IP in the past year.

    Winner

  • Acquisition International 2012 Legal Award

    Acquisition International 2012 Legal Award

    UK Full Service IP Law Firm of the Year

    Acquisition International Awards recognise leaders in their respective fields and are nominated by clients, professional acquaintances and peers.

    Winner