Firm Awards

Open to Top 50 UK law firms showing revenues above £300 million, based on the 2019/20 financial year .

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.
UK Top 50 firms showing revenues of between £100-£300 million, based on the 2019/20 financial year.

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.
UK Top 50 firms showing revenues of between £100-£300 million, based on the 2019/20 financial year.

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.
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.
Open to law firms 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.

Your entry must answer the following questions:
  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.

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.

Your entry must answer the following questions:
  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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Open to law firms 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.

Open to law firms and alternative business structures.

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.

Open to law firms and alternative business structures.

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.

Open to law firms and alternative business structures.

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.

Technology that has disrupted or clearly changed an existing sector, marketplace or work technique within the legal services industry. 

Entrants must demonstrate originality in the delivery of their products or service. Entries for this award should focus on a single project or product that exemplifies the quality of the service being supplied. This award is open to both law firms and service providers.

  1. Name of organisation
  2. Product/Initiative - define the product 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 product development. 250 words.
  3. Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this product or initiative? What have been its benefits? How was it disruptive to the wider sector? 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.

Law firm or legal industry incubator projects or start-ups within them that have shown high levels of innovation, success and adoption.

Entrants must demonstrate the success of their product or service. Entries for this award should focus on a specific incubator/accelerator or single start-up within that which exemplifies the quality of the initiative. This award is open to both law firms and service providers.

  1. Name of organisation
  2. Incubator/Start-up - 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.

Sponsored by:  

Open to law firms and alternative business structures

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.  

Individual Awards

This award honors a person's accomplishments and impact on legal innovation over a long period. They should be nearing the end of their career or have a long track record of success.

Your entry must answer the following questions:
  1. Name of 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 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 (inside or outside of the firm/organisation) for an on-the-record conversation about the nominee’s legal work and accomplishments. 100 words.
Open to individuals who have shown exemplary innovation to their clients  and practice area working in law firms, alternative business structures or chambers.

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.

Open to individuals who have led on diversity initiatives within technology innovation.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Significant contribution to diversity
  • Strategic vision
  • Client satisfaction
  • Contribution to the success of the business
  • Contribution to the wider community
     
  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? What steps have you taken to improve diversity? 400 words.
  4. Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within your company. 100 words.

Sponsored by:   

Company Awards

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.
 
Your entry must answer the following questions:
  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.
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.
 
Your entry must answer the following questions:
  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.
This award recognises the crucial importance of compliance and is open only to in-house legal teams.

The judges will be looking for an ambitious compliance project, system or initiative that has effectively delivered its objectives. The entry should describe the project, explain its significance, set out its goals and provide hard evidence that these goals have been achieved, or are being achieved.

Your entry must answer the following questions:
  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.

Individual Awards

This award honors a person's accomplishments and impact on legal innovation over a long period. They should be nearing the end of their career or have a long track record of success.
 
  1. Name of 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 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 (inside or outside of the firm/organisation) for an on-the-record conversation about the nominee’s legal work and accomplishments. 100 words.

Open to individuals who have shown exemplary innovation to their clients and daily work.

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.

Open to individuals who have led on diversity initiatives within technology innovation.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Significant contribution to diversity
  • Strategic vision
  • Client satisfaction
  • Contribution to the success of the business
  • Contribution to the wider community
     
  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? What steps have you taken to improve diversity? 400 words.
  4. Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within your company. 100 words.

Please note: the entry charge for suppliers will be £500. This price includes the opportunity to be advertised as a supplier partner and entitles you to branding exposure both on the website in the lead-up to the event and on-screen at the awards ceremony. You can enter as many categories as you see fit under the one fee.

Company Awards

Solutions aimed at protecting and securing the data of an enterprise, also including information governance products.

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.
Solutions that primarily support the business functions of corporate legal departments, including contracting tools, outside counsel management, and more.
 
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.
 
  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.
Solutions involved in litigation processes from beginning to end, including discovery, legal research, depositions and court technology, and more.

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.
 
  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.
Solutions that primarily support law firm operations, such as practice and document management, business development, marketing, and more.
 
 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.

Technology that has disrupted or clearly changed an existing sector, marketplace or work technique within the legal services industry. 

Entrants must demonstrate originality in the delivery of their products or service. Entries for this award should focus on a single project or product that exemplifies the quality of the service being supplied. This award is open to both law firms and service providers.

  1. Name of organisation
  2. Product/Initiative - define the product 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 product development. 250 words.
  3. Implementation - how successful was the implementation of this product or initiative? What have been its benefits? How was it disruptive to the wider sector? 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.

Law firm or legal industry incubator projects or start-ups within them that have shown high levels of innovation, success and adoption.

Entrants must demonstrate the success of their product or service. Entries for this award should focus on a specific incubator/accelerator or single start-up within that which exemplifies the quality of the initiative. This award is open to both law firms and service providers.

  1. Name of organisation
  2. Incubator/Start-up - 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.

Individual Awards

This award honors a person's accomplishments and impact on legal innovation over a long period. They should be nearing the end of their career or have a long track record of success.
 
  1. Name of 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 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 (inside or outside of the firm/organisation) for an on-the-record conversation about the nominee’s legal work and accomplishments. 100 words.

Open to individuals who have shown exemplary innovation to their clients and daily work.

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.

Open to individuals who have led on diversity initiatives within technology innovation.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:

  • Significant contribution to diversity
  • Strategic vision
  • Client satisfaction
  • Contribution to the success of the business
  • Contribution to the wider community
     
  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? What steps have you taken to improve diversity? 400 words.
  4. Feedback - provide one written reference from an executive from within your company. 100 words.

If you start your nominations now you will receive notifications so you don't forget the deadline! You can also go in just to check out the form and complete at a later date (as long as it's submitted before the deadline).