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The Outstanding Innovator Award

This award is not open for entries.
This special category will be given to an individual working within or for the legal sector who has shown outstanding long term commitment to new thinking.
 

Future of Legal Services Innovation – Large Private Practice

Open to Top 50 UK law firms and the London offices of international law firms.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the delivery of legal services through deployment of new legal and business processes. The entry should clearly set out the project's goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

Entry Criteria
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the delivery of legal services through deployment of new legal and business processes. The entry should clearly set out the project's goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

Your entry must answer the following questions.
1) Name of firm
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Future of Legal Services Innovation – Mid-sized Private Practice

Open to UK law firms that are not in the UK top 50.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the delivery of legal services through deployment of new legal and business processes. The entry should clearly set out the project's goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

Your entry must answer the following questions.
1) Name of firm
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Future of Legal Services Innovation – Alternative Business Structure

Open to licensed Alternative Business Structures.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the delivery of legal services through deployment of new legal and business processes. The entry should clearly set out the project's goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

Your entry must answer the following questions.
1) Name of ABS (must be a licensed ABS)
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Future of Legal Services Innovation – In-House Legal Operations

Open to in-house legal departments.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the delivery of legal services through deployment of new legal and business processes. The entry should clearly set out the project's goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Legal Services Procurement Innovation

Open to in-house legal departments.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the procurement of legal services by in-house legal departments. The entry should clearly set out the project's goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

AI Innovation

Open to law firms, legal departments and alternative business structures.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the application of artificial intelligence. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been - or are being - achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

International Law Firm Innovation

Open to multi-office international law firms only. This is not open to law firm networks.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the delivery of legal services across a law firm's network of offices across the globe. This could be a focused project or one that transforms a key element of the entrant's culture or performance. Indeed, it could relate to the drawing up and implementation of an over-arching strategy for the business. The entry should clearly set out the project's goals and provide hard evidence that these have been achieved.

1) Name of law firm
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Rising Star Innovation Award

Open to individuals with less than ten years of professional experience in their chosen field working in law firms, alternative business structures, in-house legal departments or chambers.

Entry criteria
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Leadership
- Strategic vision
- Troubleshooting and legal skills
- Client satisfaction
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Contribution to the wider community

The submission should highlight concrete - and preferably measurable - ways in which the entrant has contributed to the success of his or her company. The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits.

1) Name, title and organisation
2) Role - describe your role, number of years of post-qualification experience and areas of responsibility. 100 words.
3) Achievements - how have you excelled in your role? You should provide evidence of your leadership ability, strategic vision, troubleshooting and legal skills, client satisfaction and contribution to the success of the business and the wider community. 600 words.
4) Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within your company. 100 words.
 

Marketing Innovation

Open to law firms and alternative business structures.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of marketing. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been - or are being - achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Business Development Innovation

Open to law firms and alternative business structures.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of business development. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been - or are being - achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

PR and Communications Innovation

Open to law firms and alternative business structures.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of PR and communications. The entry should either focus on a clearly defined project or initiative or provide details of a case study that exemplifies the team's innovative approach to PR and communications. In the case of a project/initiative, the entry should outline its objectives and provide hard evidence that these have been - or are being - achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Client Management Innovation

Open to law firms and alternative business structures.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of client relationship management (CRM). The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been - or are being - achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Knowledge Management Innovation

Open to law firms, legal departments and alternative business structures.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of knowledge management. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been - or are being - achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

CSR Innovation

Open to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of corporate social responsibility. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been - or are being - achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Human Resource Innovation

Open to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments.
This awards seeks to uncover the human resources teams driving change through their businesses with initiatives that set them out from the crowd. This could include policy implementation; benefits and incentives to encourage new attitudes and ways of thinking; or strategies around recruiting and retaining talent to shape the firm in the future.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Diversity Innovation

Open to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of diversity. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been - or are being - achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Training Innovation

Open to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments.
This award seeks to uncover innovation in the arena of training. The entry should focus on a clearly defined project or initiative; outline its objectives; and provide hard evidence that these have been - or are being - achieved.

1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.

Supplier Categories

Please note: Suppliers will be charged £500 for entering and your logo will appear on the website as a sponsor.

Supplier Innovation - Technology

Open to all suppliers of technology products and services to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments that are not covered in the other supplier categories.
Entrants must demonstrate originality in the delivery of their products and/or service. Entries for this award should focus on a single project that exemplifies the quality of the product or service being supplied.
 
1) Name of organisation
2) Project/Initiative - define the project or initiative’s scope: include timelines, goals and team members. It is acceptable for the entry to focus on a particular stage of a long-term project. 250 words.
3) Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this project or initiative? Was it within budget and delivered in time? What have been its benefits? Please provide hard evidence that goals have – or are being – achieved. 450 words.
4) Feedback - please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project. 100 words.
 

Supplier Innovation – Resource Management

Open to all companies which specialise in the supply of people to law firms and legal departments, including specialist recruiters and suppliers of contract workers.
Entrants must demonstrate originality in the delivery of their products or service. Entries for this award should focus on a single project that exemplifies the quality of the product or service being supplied.
 
Entry criteria
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Leadership
- Strategic vision
- Troubleshooting skills
- Client satisfaction
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Contribution to the wider community
 
The submission should highlight concrete - and preferably measurable - ways in which the entrant has contributed to the success of his or her company. The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits.
1) Name, title and organisation
2) Role - describe your role, number of years of experience and areas of responsibility. 100 words.
3) Achievements - how have you excelled in your role? You should provide evidence of your leadership ability, strategic vision, troubleshooting skills, client satisfaction and contribution to the success of the business and the wider community. 600 words.
4) Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within your company. 100 words.
 

Supplier Innovation – Data Management & Security

Open to all suppliers of data management and security to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments that are not covered in the other supplier categories.
Entrants must demonstrate originality in the delivery of their products or service. Entries for this award should focus on a single project that exemplifies the quality of the product or service being supplied.
 
Entry criteria
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Leadership
- Strategic vision
- Troubleshooting skills
- Client satisfaction
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Contribution to the wider community
 
The submission should highlight concrete - and preferably measurable - ways in which the entrant has contributed to the success of his or her company. The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits.
1) Name, title and organisation
2) Role - describe your role, number of years of experience and areas of responsibility. 100 words.
3) Achievements - how have you excelled in your role? You should provide evidence of your leadership ability, strategic vision, troubleshooting skills, client satisfaction and contribution to the success of the business and the wider community. 600 words.
4) Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within your company. 100 words.
 

Supplier Innovation - Services

Open to all suppliers of services to law firms, alternative business structures and legal departments that are not covered in the other supplier categories.
Examples include PR consultancies, management consultants, printers, translators, bankers or designers. Entrants must demonstrate originality in the delivery of their products and/or service. Entries for this award should focus on a single project that exemplifies the quality of the product or service being supplied.
 
Entry criteria
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Leadership
- Strategic vision
- Troubleshooting skills
- Client satisfaction
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Contribution to the wider community
 
The submission should highlight concrete - and preferably measurable - ways in which the entrant has contributed to the success of his or her company. The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits.
1) Name, title and organisation
2) Role - describe your role, number of years of experience and areas of responsibility. 100 words.
3) Achievements - how have you excelled in your role? You should provide evidence of your leadership ability, strategic vision, troubleshooting skills, client satisfaction and contribution to the success of the business and the wider community. 600 words.
4) Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within your company. 100 words.
 

Rising Star Innovation Award – Supplier

Open to individuals with less than ten years of professional experience supplying services in law firms, alternative business structures, in-house legal departments or chambers.
 
Entry criteria
The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Leadership
- Strategic vision
- Troubleshooting skills
- Client satisfaction
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Contribution to the wider community
 
The submission should highlight concrete - and preferably measurable - ways in which the entrant has contributed to the success of his or her company. The online entry form contains the following sections and word limits.
1) Name, title and organisation
2) Role - describe your role, number of years of experience and areas of responsibility. 100 words.
3) Achievements - how have you excelled in your role? You should provide evidence of your leadership ability, strategic vision, troubleshooting skills, client satisfaction and contribution to the success of the business and the wider community. 600 words.
4) Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within your company. 100 words.