In brief: Use your telephone vote

VOTES are already flooding in by post for the prestigious The Lawyer/HIFAL Personality of the Year Award. Now The Lawyer has set up a 24-hour telephone voting hotline. Last year the former Law Society president Martin Mears was the profession's choice. This year the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Bingham, Cherie Booth QC, Law Society president Tony Girling, Robert Owen QC and the Lord Chancellor, Lord Mackay, must all stand a strong chance of scooping the award, to be presented at a gala dinner on 4 April. Readers who wish to lodge their nomination for the Personality of the Year should simply ring 0171 434 0826. To win a bottle of champagne, please leave your details for our prize draw. The hotline will close on Wednesday lunchtime.