Submission Criteria

Submission Criteria

The 2021 Legal Business Awards will comprise 25 categories and are open to everyone, including large international firms operating in multiple jurisdictions, boutique law firms, alternative legal services providers, in-house teams, chambers or a regional/offshore practice in the UK.

For the practice area awards, please only submit matters that were handled by UK-based lawyers – either offshore or onshore – during 2020.

Details of the criteria for each category can be found here, as well as descriptions of previous winners and shortlisted firms. For a full list of last year’s winners, click here.

Please ensure submissions include:

  • Partner contact and email address
  • Press contact and email address
  • Body text (max 600 words) explaining how you have met the specific criteria of the chosen award category
  • Client testimony where appropriate
  • We will assume that all information supplied to us may be published unless you indicate clearly otherwise.

Please feel free to submit in as many categories as you wish. Submissions open on 1 February 2021. Entries can be made here.

The closing date for nominations is Friday 19 March 2021 Friday 26 March

A large and hugely experienced editorial team handles the shortlisting process, headed up by our managing editor Mark McAteer, and chairman of Legal Business, John Pritchard.

Shortlisted firms will be personally notified in May and the full shortlist will not be published anywhere prior to the event. The winners will be selected from the shortlists by our own judging panel, comprising the Legal Business editorial team, plus leading general counsel and industry consultants.

For general enquiries relating to the submission process, please contact Mark McAteer

To download a PDF version of the 2021 guidelines click here.

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