May or not it’s your 12 months? Nominations are actually open for probably the most prestigious showcase of expertise within the trade, the Authorized Enterprise Awards 2019.

The occasion will happen on Thursday 28 March 2019 at The Grosvenor Home Lodge, Park Lane, London. You might have till 16 November to supply submissions in any of the 25 classes open to groups or people.

For the complete class line up and FAQs concerning the awards, in addition to an inventory of this 12 months’s winners, click on right here. However as each award is hotly contested, with solely a median of six nominations in every class, right here’s some suggestions that can enable you benefit from your achievements:

Not only for regulation corporations

The observe space awards (eg Company Staff of the 12 months) are open not simply to regulation corporations, however chambers, different suppliers and in-house groups as nicely. Sure benefit awards (eg CSR Staff of the 12 months) are additionally open to chambers, different suppliers and in-house groups additionally.

Joint submissions

Whereas joint submissions are welcomed and now we have had joint winners in earlier years. Nonetheless, the awards purpose to single out people and organisations as best-in-breed. The place it’s clear one celebration has made probably the most vital contribution, it’s doubtless that crew alone can be shortlisted.

UK-based lead on issues

The observe space awards are open to any organisation practising within the UK however to be eligible, the crew have to be led by a person understanding of a UK or Channel Islands workplace (apart from Competitors Staff of the 12 months which will even think about groups understanding of Brussels).

Issues have to be accomplished

Don’t embody excellent issues, particularly disputes which are more likely to go to attraction or offers that would but face vital regulatory hurdles. The observe space awards recognise groups which have achieved profitable outcomes for shoppers, which can’t be established if a matter continues to be within the air.

The observe space awards relate to issues accomplished within the calendar 12 months 2018 solely, though we’ll considers issues that closed on the finish of 2017 after the nominations course of for the 2018 awards closed.

A number of issues

You might be welcome to submit greater than as soon as in every class however every matter must be submitted individually. Nonetheless, please take a look at the class standards. Fairly often with the observe space awards, we want to award a crew for its excellent efficiency in a single particular matter. In lots of instances for those who can not establish a standout deal or case from a cluster, neither will we. Arguably it’s higher to pay attention efforts on producing one knockout submission than diluting the influence with a number of issues, until it’s a suite of offers for one consumer that sit collectively.

Preserve it temporary

Format and magnificence are irrelevant however attending to the purpose is essential. We ask for not more than 600 phrases per submission to encourage nominees to stay to the salient information. By all means present hyperlinks to supplementary info or clippings that assist your submission however don’t waste house with boilerplate textual content about your organisation’s core values or an inventory of educational articles written by the lead particular person on the crew.

Embrace consumer suggestions the place applicable

Together with optimistic quotes from shoppers in your submission concerning the contribution made by the crew, particular person or organisation will carry extra weight than anything.

Better of luck – we stay up for receiving your entries. You probably have any questions in any respect regarding your submissions or the factors, please contact Mark McAteer. Final 12 months greater than 900 company noticed Fieldfisher named Legislation agency of the 12 months, whereas The Carlyle Group took the In-Home Staff of the 12 months accolade. With 2018 already seeing many groups having fun with distinctive ranges of efficiency, we anticipate very robust competitors throughout all classes.

mark.mcateer@legalease.co.uk

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