FAQs – Frequently asked questions

FAQs – Frequently asked questions

Q: What date are the 2020 Awards and where are they being held?

A: Thursday 26 March 2020 | The Great Room, Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London.

Q: What are the timings?

A: The event will commence with a Champagne reception at 6:30pm, followed by a banquet dinner at 7:30pm, awards presentation at 9:30pm, entertainment at 11:00 and carriages: 1:00am

Q: What is the dress code for the evening?

A: Black tie

Q: When is the final deadline for submission of all entries?

A: Friday 1 November 2019.

Q: Where can I find the full award category line up for 2020?

A: Visit the categories page.

Q: When will I hear if I have been successful and made the shortlists?

A: Legal Business will notify firms of the categories for which they have been shortlisted in December.

We only inform firms of their own shortlists, we do not reveal the status of any other firms or whom they may be up against.

Q: Do you offer guests of the Legal Business Awards preferential rates at the hotel for the night of the awards?

A: Legal Business has an agreement for preferential rates with the hotel. The 10% discount on the best available rate applies for the night of the event only, not any prior or subsequent overnight stay, and includes breakfast, VAT and flexible cancellation policy.

To enquire about special rates and reserve a bedroom at JW Marriott, Grosvenor House London:

  • Visit londongrosvenorhouse.co.uk under ‘Special Rates’ choose ‘Corporate/Promotional Code’ and use code EG4 to obtain event rate
  • Call 0800 221 222, quote Cluster Code EG4 to obtain event rate

Please note this rate fluctuates as it represents discount on best available rate and is subject to availability at the time of booking.

Q: Should I book a table even if I do not know all guest names yet?

A: Definitely: each year space at these awards goes extremely quickly and we cannot guarantee anyone space without a completed table booking form. Further we deliberately limit capacity to just over 1,000 guests, so it is vital you book your space and return the table booking form early to avoid disappointment. Actual guest names may be supplied at a later stage.

Q: When is the latest I can supply guest names?

A: Please can you send all guest names to events@legalease.co.uk no later than 6 March 2020. This is to ensure that all guests are included on the seating plans for the event, and will avoid confusion for your guests in locating their table on the night.

We are also required to inform the hotel of all guest names for security reasons in advance of the event.

Q: Is wine included with the table booking?

A: We provide our choice of red and white wine, as well as still and sparkling water, throughout the meal and awards ceremony.  However, should you wish to order alternative wines or other beverages, you will be able to do so on the night.

Q: What if I have a specific dietary requirement?

A: Grosvenor House is superbly equipped to handle the vast majority of dietary requirements, provided these are notified to us in advance of the event.

Please can you ensure that when you supply us with guest names, you also include any special dietary requirements in your email. These should all be sent to: events@legalease.co.uk

Q: Do you provide invitations for Law Firms/Sponsors to send out to their guests?

A: We do not produce invitations for firms/sponsors to send out as we leave it to each table host’s discretion as to who and how they wish to invite as their guests. All we ask is that you supply us with guest names as directed and for the reasons above before the event itself.