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The 2024 Yorkshire Legal Awards is now closed to submissions

The Yorkshire Legal Awards is open to individuals and teams in private practice and in-house, at law firms and companies across the region

Practice areas

  • Commercial Property

    Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

    1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
    2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
    3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
    4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
    5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Corporate & Commercial

    Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

    1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
    2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
    3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
    4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
    5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Criminal Law

    Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

    1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
    2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
    3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
    4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
    5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Debt Recovery
    • Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

      1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
      2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
      3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
      4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Employment Law
    • Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area
      1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
      2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
      3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
      4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Family Law
    • Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

      1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
      2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
      3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
      4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Intellectual Property
    • Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

      1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
      2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
      3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
      4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
    • Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

      1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
      2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
      3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
      4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence (New!)
    • Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

      1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
      2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
      3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
      4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Private Client
    • Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

      1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
      2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
      3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
      4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Regulatory & Compliance
    • Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

      1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
      2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
      3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
      4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?
  • Residential Property

    Open to individuals and teams/departments operating within this practice area

    1. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the person/team/department.
    2. How does the person/team/department demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
    3. In what ways does the person/team/department bring innovation to bear in their provision of legal services in this practice area?
    4. How is the person/team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
    5. What recognition has the person/team/department received from third parties?

Organisation

  • Best ESG Campaign (New!)
    • Open to all law firms, barristers’ chambers and in-house legal departments across Yorkshire

      1. What ambitious ESG targets has the organisation set?
      2. In what ways are the organisation’s senior leadership taking a top-down approach to planning, setting and executing ESG activity?
      3. Outline at least one recent campaign that best demonstrates the organisation’s dedication of resources, strategic planning and execution and delivery of results in pursuit of its ESG ambitions.
      4. What steps is the organisation taking to continue achieving progress in the pursuit of its ESG ambitions?
      5. What recognition has the organisation received from third parties for its ESG campaign?
  • Chambers of the Year
    • Open to all barristers’ chambers across Yorkshire

      1. What is behind the chambers’ recent track record of success for clients?
      2. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the chambers and its barristers.
      3. In what ways is the chambers practising and championing client care and engagement?
      4. How is the chambers making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the chambers received from third parties?
  • In-House Team of the Year
    • Open to teams/department working within a public or private organisation in Yorkshire

      1. What is behind the team/department’s recent track record of success for its organisation?
      2. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the team/department and its lawyers.
      3. In what ways is the team/department practising and championing stakeholder care and engagement?
      4. How is the team/department making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the team/department received from law firms and other third parties?
  • Law Firm of the Year: Small

    Open to firms that have 1 to 50 employees based in Yorkshire or earn up to £10 million in annual turnover nationwide

    1. What is behind the firm’s recent track record of success for clients?
    2. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the firm and its lawyers.
    3. In what ways is the firm practising and championing client care and engagement?
    4. How is the firm making a positive difference in the wider community?
    5. What recognition has the firm received from third parties?
  • Law Firm of the Year: Medium
    • Open to firms that have 51 to 250 employees based in Yorkshire, or earn between £10 million and £50 million in annual turnover nationwide

      1. What is behind the firm’s recent track record of success for clients?
      2. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the firm and its lawyers.
      3. In what ways is the firm practising and championing client care and engagement?
      4. How is the firm making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the firm received from third parties?
  • Law Firm of the Year: Large
    • Open to firms that have 250+ employees based in Yorkshire, or earn £50 million+ in annual turnover nationwide

      1. What is behind the firm’s recent track record of success for clients?
      2. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the firm and its lawyers.
      3. In what ways is the firm practising and championing client care and engagement?
      4. How is the firm making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the firm received from third parties?
  • Niche Law Firm of the Year

    Open to boutique and single practice area firms in Yorkshire

    1. What is behind the firm’s recent track record of success for clients?
    2. Outline recent cases (maximum three) that best demonstrate the capabilities, commitment and calibre of the firm and its lawyers.
    3. In what ways is the firm practising and championing client care and engagement?
    4. How is the firm making a positive difference in the wider community?
    5. What recognition has the firm received from third parties?
  • Lawtech Initiative of the Year

    Open to law firms only. Technology providers and partners may enter, but only in partnership with a client law firm

    1. How has the recent lawtech initiative delivered on its aims and benefited law firms and/or legal clients?
    2. What is the potential of the underlying technology beyond its initial application?
    3. Are there any inventive or innovative aspects that have been developed to bring the initiative to market?
    4. How did collaboration—between team members and/or client and developer—contribute to the initiative’s development and deployment?
    5. How is the underlying technology future-proofed in anticipation of further change in the legal sector?

Talent

  • In-House Lawyer of the Year
    • Open to individuals who work within a public or private organisation’s in-house legal department

      1. How does the lawyer provide a vital contribution to the business success of the organisation?
      2. In what ways does the lawyer add significant value to essential work?
      3. When and how does the lawyer demonstrate a clear commitment to excellence, quality and innovation?
      4. How is the lawyer making a positive difference in the wider community?
      5. What recognition has the lawyer received from law firms and other third parties?
  • Managing Partner of the Year

    Open to managing partners of law firms across Yorkshire

    1. How and why is the managing partner an outstanding leader?
    2. In what ways has the managing partner contributed significantly to their organisation’s growth?
    3. How does the managing partner demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
    4. In what ways does the managing partner foster a collaborative and positive environment, where staff can be their best selves?
    5. How is the managing partner making a positive difference in the wider community?
  • Partner of the Year
    • Open to partners of law firms across Yorkshire

      1. How and why is the partner an outstanding lawyer?
      2. Where is the partner a leader in terms of expertise and technical proficiency?
      3. How does the partner demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
      4. In what ways does the partner foster a collaborative and positive environment, where staff can be their best selves?
      5. How is the partner making a positive difference in the wider community?
  • Rising Star of the Year

    Open to lawyers across Yorkshire

    1. In what ways is the lawyer a rising star, either within the profession or their own firm/organisation?
    2. In what capacity has the lawyer been involved in interesting, challenging or new areas of law, and how did their contribution significantly affect the outcome?
    3. How is the lawyer making a big impact internally, on the organisation’s growth and on colleagues?
    4. How does the lawyer demonstrate high levels of dedication to clients?
    5. How is the lawyer making a positive difference in the wider community?
  • Trainee Solicitor of the Year

    Open to lawyers across Yorkshire employed by a law firm or in-house legal team under a current training contract

    1. In what ways does the trainee demonstrate excellent standards of work?
    2. How does the trainee go above and beyond expectations for clients and colleagues?
    3. What steps has the trainee taken to further their own professional development?
    4. How has the trainee contributed to business development for their firm/organisation?
    5. How is the trainee making a positive difference in the wider community?
  • Yorkshire Lawyer of the Year

    Open to all lawyers in Yorkshire but nomination by a third party is required

    1. Why does the lawyer deserve the recognition of this prestigious award?
    2. How has the lawyer made a recent and outstanding contribution to their firm/organisation, the local or national legal profession or other area?
    3. In what ways is the lawyer a leader in their practice area?
    4. How does the lawyer demonstrate a commitment to excellence in everything they do?
    5. How does the lawyer serve as a role model for the profession in Yorkshire and further afield?

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