The Law Society Award honours the lifetime contribution of the truly exceptional in the legal profession; the person who has contributed more than anyone could ask and who inspires others in the pursuit of excellence.

Offered every two years, the award is based on the criteria of integrity, professional achievement, service and law reform. The award is made primarily in recognition of contributions to the advancement of the legal profession or the law, but public service outside the profession will be considered.

Call for nominations

Nominations for the Law Society Award for 2020 are currently open and will close on August 14, 2020. To submit a nomination, download and complete the    Nomination Form and send it together with the nominee’s curriculum vitae by email to

For further information about the award or nomination process, download the flyer or contact

Past recipients

Richard C.C. Peck, QC (2018)
Constance D. Isherwood, QC (2016)
John Hunter, QC (2014)
Marvin Storrow, QC (2012)
The Hon. John Charles Bouck (honoured posthumously, 2010)
John McAlpine, QC (2008)
Charles C. Locke, QC (2006)
Richard R. Sugden, QC (2004)
The Hon. Kenneth E. Meredith (2002)
The Hon. E.N. (Ted) Hughes, QC (2000)
The Hon. Martin R. Taylor, QC (1998)
Alfred Watts, QC (1996)
Mr. Justice Peter D. Seaton (honoured posthumously, 1994)
Chief Justice J.O. Wilson (honoured posthumously, 1992)
Oscar F. Orr, MBE, OBC, QC (1988)
Dean Emeritus George F. Curtis, QC (1986)

Law Society Award for 2018

Richard C.C. Peck, QC and President Miriam Kresivo, QC

Richard C.C. Peck, QC was the recipient of the Law Society Award for 2018 (above, with 2018 President Miriam Kresivo, QC). The award was presented to Peck at the Bench and Bar Dinner on November 7, 2018.