Freeths’ Mukesh Patel awarded President’s Lifetime Achievement award


Mukesh Patel receives top honour at the Leicestershire Law Society Awards 2023.

Mukesh Patel, former Managing Partner of Freeths Leicester, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement award for his services to the region’s business community following his tragic death in February.



A very popular member of both Freeths and the local community, Mukesh led the firm’s dispute resolution team in Leicester and subsequently became Managing Partner of the Leicester office in 2014. He died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 18th, aged 54.

Much loved husband and dad-of-two, Mukesh received the top honour at the Leicestershire Law Society Awards 2023, which celebrates the achievements of the best law firms and individuals working in the legal sector across the city and the county.

The Lifetime Achievement recognises his tireless dedication to the firm and local business community.

Lisa Gilligan, Leicester Managing Partner, said: “This honour for Mukesh is truly well deserved. An inspiration to many, Mukesh was a trusted and valued member of our management team. He was an exemplary team player and would always place his personal interests second to those around him for the common good.“We lost a real force for good in the Freeths community, but his legacy will most certainly live on throughout the Leicester business community.”