2017 British Legal Awards
 

The British Legal Awards 2017 - Entry criteria

Eligibility
Anyone can submit an entry, as long as they or the firm/company/individual they are entering meet the criteria for the relevant category. Joint entries are also welcome, where appropriate. For team awards the entries are required to focus on work on a single deal or case. The period covered by these awards is from 1 October 2016. While initiatives, deals or cases may have commenced before that time, the focus of the entry must be within the stated period. There is a strict limit of one entry per organisation per category.

Submission process
Entries must be submitted using the awards’ online portal. There is a strict word limit of 800 words per entry and any entry that exceeds this limit will be automatically disqualified. While we encourage you to use the online forms, you may upload your entry as an attachment. However, if you do upload your entry, please put the word count at the end of your document and ensure that it does not exceed 800 words.

Support our charity, Embrace Child Victims of Crime
The British Legal Awards are free to enter, however we do encourage you to support our chosen charity, Embrace Child Victims of Crime, when you submit your entries.

Advice on how to put together a submission
Your entry should seek to ‘tell the story' of your achievements while also demonstrating how you have excelled against all the criteria. The weakest part of many entries last year was the failure to include clear evidence of achievement or explanation of why the achievement was significant or innovative. The judges will be harsh on entries that do not include clear statements of objectives and targets supported by evidence that these targets were reached. For example, if business growth is the target, achievement of it should be demonstrated in measurable terms.

Confidentiality
Please do not submit confidential deals or cases for consideration. However, if you would like certain aspects of your entry to remain confidential, please mark these sections clearly and we will not publish this information without your permission.

Supporting material
There is a strict limit of one piece of supporting material per entry. It is not obligatory to include supporting material: indeed it could count against you if the material is not pertinent to the entry. If you do include such material (which must be in digital form) please refer to it in your main submission.

Entry criteria

City of London Law Society Lifetime Achievement Award

The winner of this award is chosen by the City of London Law Society.

Law Firm of the Year

We are not taking entries for this award. Legal Week will draw up a list of finalists based on a wide range of criteria including legal expertise and innovation, strategic vision, business winning, client care (including measures relating to efficiency and cost effectiveness of service delivery), employee development, sustainable improvements in financial performance and a commitment to CSR. Shortlisted firms are requested to compile a submission for consideration by the judging panel.

Editor's award: Law Firm Leader of the Year

The winner of this award is chosen by Georgina Stanley, the editor of Legal Week.

Legal Services Innovation Award

This new category is open to law firms, legal departments, other providers of legal services and suppliers.

Entry criteria
This award seeks to identify a project or initiative that genuinely breaks new ground. The entry should describe the project, explain why it is innovative and provide hard evidence that its goals have been achieved, or are being achieved.

Please include the following information:.

1) 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.
2) 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.
3) Feedback. Please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project.

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Legal Week Intelligence Client Partner of the Year

We are not taking entries for this award. Legal Week's research arm, Legal Week Intelligence, will draw up a shortlist based on responses to its annual survey of more than 1,000 senior in-house lawyers which forms the bedrock of the annual Legal Week Intelligence Best Legal Adviser Report. The survey asks general counsel to name their favourite client partners and the shortlist is made of those partners who receive the most nominations.

General Counsel of the Year

Eligibility
Open to general counsel or legal department heads who are based in the UK.

Entry criteria

The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Leadership
- Strategic vision
- Troubleshooting and legal skills
- A commitment to employee development
- 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 GC has contributed to the success of his or her company across the full spectrum of in-house responsibility (i.e. financial/customer/operational/people), rather than simply evidence of acting on one or more high-profile transactions.

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the nominee’s role, including areas of responsibility, reporting line and size of legal team.
2) How has the nominee excelled in his/her role across the full spectrum of in-house responsibilities? You should provide evidence of leadership skills, contribution to community and/or business life, strategic vision, troubleshooting and legal skills plus a commitment to employee development. Be sure to give concrete examples of how the GC has helped his/her company achieve its strategic objectives.
3) Feedback: provide one written reference from an executive from within your company.

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.


Legal Department of the Year (Financial Services)

Eligibility
Open to in-house legal departments in financial services companies that are based in the UK.

Entry criteria
The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Strategic vision
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction
- Employee development
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Efficiency

Please include the following information:

1) Briefly describe your company and outline the areas of responsibility of the legal department (include business units and regions).
2) How many lawyers does the department employ and how is the team structured?
3) How has your department excelled across the full spectrum of in-house responsibilities? You should provide evidence of: legal expertise and innovation; strategic vision; teamwork; client satisfaction; employee development; contribution to the success of the business; and efficiency. Be sure to give concrete examples of how you have helped your company achieve its strategic objectives.
4) Feedback: provide one written reference from an executive from within your company.

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Legal Department of the Year (Commerce and Industry)

Eligibility
Open to UK-based in-house legal departments in the commerce and industry sector.

Entry criteria

The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Strategic vision
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction
- Employee development
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Efficiency

Please include the following information:

1) Briefly describe your company and outline the areas of responsibility of the legal department (include business units and regions).
2) How many lawyers does the department employ and how is the team structured?
3) How has your department excelled across the full spectrum of in-house responsibilities? You should provide evidence of: legal expertise and innovation; strategic vision; teamwork; client satisfaction; employee development; contribution to the success of the business; and efficiency. Be sure to give concrete examples of how you have helped your company achieve its strategic objectives.
4) Feedback: provide one written reference from an executive from within your company.

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.


Legal Department of the Year (TMT)

Eligibility
Open to UK-based in-house legal departments in the TMT.

Entry criteria
The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Strategic vision
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction
- Employee development
- Contribution to the success of the business
- Efficiency

Please include the following information:

1) Briefly describe your company and outline the areas of responsibility of the legal department (include business units and regions).
2) How many lawyers does the department employ and how is the team structured?
3) How has your department excelled across the full spectrum of in-house responsibilities? You should provide evidence of: legal expertise and innovation; strategic vision; teamwork; client satisfaction; employee development; contribution to the success of the business; and efficiency. Be sure to give concrete examples of how you have helped your company achieve its strategic objectives.
4) Feedback: provide one written reference from an executive from within your company.

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

European Law Firm of the Year

Eligibility
Open to European commercial law firms that are not headquartered in the UK.

Entry criteria
Entries must convince the judges that they are not only leaders in their chosen markets, but that they have made significant progress over the past 12-18 months.

The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Strategic vision
- Business winning
- Client care (including measures relating to efficiency and cost effectiveness of service delivery)
- Employee development
- Sustainable improvements in financial performance
- A commitment to CSR

The submission should highlight deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best exemplify the firm's performance. Objective data and research that support the entry will be looked on favourably by the judges.

Please include the following information:

1) Provide a brief overview of your firm, including its size, history, number of offices and key practice areas.
2) Outline your firm’s strategy: include goals and key milestones. With reference to this strategy, please provide evidence that it is succeeding, including financial data, flagship deals, client wins and other relevant developments eg. partner hires, investment in new technology, client feedback programmes etc.
3) How is your firm excelling in the fields of employee development and CSR?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

UK Law Firm of the Year

Eligibility
Open to national or regional UK-based full-service law firms.

Entry criteria
Entries must convince the judges that they are not only leaders in their chosen markets, but that they have made significant progress over the past 12-18 months.

The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Strategic vision
- Business winning
- Client care (including measures relating to efficiency and cost effectiveness of service delivery)
- Employee development
- Sustainable improvements in financial performance
- A commitment to CSR

The submission should highlight deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best exemplify the firm's performance. Objective data and research that support the entry will be looked on favourably by the judges.

Please include the following information:

1) Provide a brief overview of your firm, including its size, history, number of offices and key practice areas.
2) Outline your firm’s strategy: include goals and key milestones. With reference to this strategy, please provide evidence that it is succeeding, including financial data, flagship deals, client wins and other relevant developments eg. partner hires, investment in new technology, client feedback programmes etc.
3) How is your firm excelling in the fields of employee development and CSR?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Specialist Law Firm of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based specialist law firms.

Entry criteria
Entries must convince the judges that they are not only leaders in their chosen markets, but that they have made significant progress over the past 12-18 months.

The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Strategic vision
- Business winning
- Client care (including measures relating to efficiency and cost effectiveness of service delivery)
- Employee development
- Sustainable improvements in financial performance
- A commitment to CSR

The submission should highlight deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best exemplify the firm's performance. Objective data and research that support the entry will be looked on favourably by the judges.

Please include the following information:

1) Provide a brief overview of your firm, including its size, history, number of offices and key practice areas.
2) Outline your firm’s strategy: include goals and key milestones. With reference to this strategy, please provide evidence that it is succeeding, including financial data, flagship deals, client wins and other relevant developments eg. partner hires, investment in new technology, client feedback programmes etc.
3) How is your firm excelling in the fields of employee development and CSR?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

London Office of the Year

Eligibility
Open to the London offices of international law firms that are not headquartered in the UK.

Entry criteria
Entries must convince the judges that they are not only leaders in their chosen markets, but that they have made significant progress over the past 12-18 months.

The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Strategic vision
- Business winning
- Client care (including measures relating to efficiency and cost effectiveness of service delivery)
- Employee development
- Sustainable improvements in financial performance
- A commitment to CSR

The submission should highlight deals, cases, client wins and initiatives that best exemplify the firm's performance. Objective data and research that support the entry will be looked on favourably by the judges.

Please include the following information:

1) Provide a brief overview of your office, including its size, history and key practice areas.
2) Outline your office’s strategy: include goals and key milestones. With reference to this strategy, please provide evidence that it is succeeding, including financial data, flagship deals, client wins and other relevant developments eg. partner hires, investment in new technology, client feedback programmes etc.
3) How is your office excelling in the fields of employee development and CSR?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.


Chambers of the Year

Eligibility
Open to sets of chambers whose practices cover the fields of commercial, Chancery and other business-related areas of law.

Entry Criteria
Entries must convince the judges that they are not only leaders in their chosen markets, but that they have made significant progress over the past 12-18 months.

The judges will expect to see evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Strategic vision
- Business winning
- Client care
- A commitment to diversity and corporate social responsibility
The entry submission should highlight cases, client wins and initiatives that best exemplify the chambers' performance over the last 12-18 months.

Please include the following information:

1) Provide a brief overview of your chambers, including its size, history and key practice areas.
2) Outline the chambers’ strategy: include goals and key milestones. With reference to this strategy, please provide evidence that it is succeeding, including financial data, flagship cases and other relevant developments eg. new tenants, investment in new technology, client feedback programmes etc.
3) How is your chambers excelling in the fields of employee development and CSR?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

CSR/Diversity Initiative of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based law firms, legal departments, the UK offices of international firms and other providers of legal services

Entry criteria

The judges will be looking for an ambitious project or initiative that has effectively delivered its objectives. This could be an international, national or local project. 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.

Please include the following information:

1) 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.
2) 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.
3) Feedback. Please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project.

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Best Use of Technology

Eligibility
Open to UK-based law firms, legal departments, the UK offices of international firms and other providers of legal services.

Entry Criteria
The judges will be looking for a project that has played a critical role in the improvement of the entity’s performance. The judges will look favourably upon imaginative, well-executed projects that are delivered on time and within budget. The entry submission should include evidence of the benefits that the project has brought to the firm or legal department.

Please include the following information:

1) 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.
2) 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.
3) Feedback. Please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project.

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.


Supplier of the Year

Eligibility
Open to all suppliers of products and/or services to commercial law firms, legal departments and chambers that have significant operations in the UK.

Entry Criteria
This award recognises the contribution suppliers make to improving the delivery of legal services. Examples of suppliers eligible to enter this category include: recruitment consultants and agencies; IT vendors and consultants; management consultants; training companies; PR firms; and printers. Entries for this award should focus on a single product or service that exemplifies the overall quality of the supplier’s offering.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Expertise and professionalism
- Innovation
- Value for money
- Customer care and satisfaction
- Measurable success

Please include the following information:

1) Define the product or service. What are its key components? What is the history of its development? What was the strategy behind its launch.
2) How successful has this project been? Please provide key metrics, such as sales and engagement.
3) Feedback. Please provide an appropriate written reference that illustrates the success of this project.

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

M&A Team of the Year (Large Deal)

Eligibility
Open to UK-based M&A teams. Law firms can only enter one of the M&A categories and are restricted to submitting one entry.

Entry Criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single M&A deal valued at £1bn or more, has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the deal and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the deal, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

M&A Team of the Year (Medium-Sized Deal)

Eligibility
Open to UK-based M&A teams. Law firms can only enter one of the M&A categories and are restricted to submitting one entry.

Entry Criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single M&A deal valued at less than £1bn. has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the deal and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the deal, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Private Equity Team of the Year

Open to UK-based private equity teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry Criteria

Entries for this award should focus on a private equity deal that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Team working
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the deal and why it was important. 150 words
2) What was your team’s role on the deal, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working. 400 words
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Banking and Finance Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based banking and finance teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry criteria

Entries for this award should focus on a single banking or finance deal that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the deal and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the deal or case, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Restructuring Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based restructuring teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single restructuring deal or case that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal or case’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the deal or case and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the deal or case, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Private Client Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based private client teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry Criteria

Entries for this award should focus on a single case or project that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the case or project’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe case or project and why it was important.
2) Explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.


Property Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based property teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single property deal that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the deal and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the deal or case, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.


Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based energy and infrastructure teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry criteria

Entries for this award should focus on a single energy and infrastructure deal that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the deal and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the deal, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based litigation and dispute resolution teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry criteria

Entries for this award should focus on a single case that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the case's key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

.The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the case and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the case, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.


Regulatory and Investigations Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based regulatory and investigations teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single case that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

.The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the case and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the case, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Competition Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based competition teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single case that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the case and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the case, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

Commercial Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based commercial teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry criteria

Entries for this award should focus on a single deal or case that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the deal or case and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the deal or case, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.

TMT Team of the Year

Eligibility
Open to UK-based TMT teams. Law firms are restricted to one entry.

Entry criteria
Entries for this award should focus on a single deal or case that has a significant UK element to it and that sets new standards in the delivery of legal services, thereby demonstrating the firm’s market-leading position. They should summarise the deal’s key features, explain its significance and outline the team’s role.

The judges will be looking for evidence of:
- Legal expertise and innovation
- Project management skills
- Teamwork
- Client satisfaction and value for money

Please include the following information:

1) Describe the deal or case and why it was important.
2) What was your team’s role on the deal or case, include details of team members and lead lawyer and explain why your team excelled against the following criteria: legal expertise and innovation, project management skills and team working.
3) Provide evidence of client satisfaction and the ‘value’ your team brought to the table. What difference did the team make?

There is a strict limit of 800 words. If uploading your entry as a document please provide the word count.