FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Below you’ll find answers to the questions we get asked the most about entering The Lawyer Awards in association with Travelers.

WHO CAN ENTER?

The Lawyer Awards have categories that are relevant to private practice firms, in-house teams, technology solution providers and the Bar.

The Awards are open to global organisations, but most categories relate to legal work carried out in the courts of England and Wales.

There are plenty of categories to choose from; please see the criteria to determine which category is correct for you and do not hesitate to get in touch if you need some help deciding which category is the right one for you.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO THE NUMBER OF ENTRIES I CAN SUBMIT?

No – you can enter as many categories as you wish, as long your firm, team, chosen case or deal relates to the criteria for each category. For transactional categories only, firms may enter more than one deal into the same category.

HOW WILL I KNOW WHAT CATEGORY(IES) TO ENTER AND WHAT I NEED TO DO?

You can see a full list of award categories, definitions and criteria here and can also download the category-specific entry form from the same page.

Simply click on the category you’d like to enter and scroll to the bottom where you can download the entry form. Once the form is completed offline and you have gained approval from all relevant parties, please return to this website and upload your ENTRIES HERE.

Do make sure you also read through the rules of entry carefully before you register and submit

WHAT IS THE PERIOD OF ELIGIBILITY FOR THE AWARDS?

For entries to the 2020 Awards, work must cover APRIL 2019 TO PRESENT DAY.

We appreciate that some work will last longer than one year, therefore submissions should be able to demonstrate that the bulk of work was carried out during this time period.

SOME OF THE INFORMATION IN MY ENTRY IS CONFIDENTIAL – WHAT DO I DO?

Please note that any information marked as confidential on any entry materials will be treated as for judges’ eyes only and will not be published.

We suggest that you highlight in red / yellow or similar any sections of the form that we may not share outside of the judging panel. Please ensure that any such key is clearly explained on the form itself.

WHAT IS THE WORD COUNT FOR EACH ENTRY?

Please keep the total word count of your entry to 1,000 words; we will allow a discretionary limit of 10% over this amount but no more. You may include hyperlinks and graphics in your submission if relevant. Unless otherwise specified, you should assume that it is at your discretion how much weight you add to each point or question on the form.

DO I HAVE TO SUBMIT MY ENTRY(IES) IN ONE GO?

No, once you have entered your details into the online entry system you will receive an email with a link to return to your registration where you can log in and finish your entry at a later date. Please note it is not possible to amend submitted entries.

Please make sure you submit your entry by the entry deadline.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES?

The deadline for entries is midnight on Friday 14th February 2020.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ENTER?

Entries into the Awards are free, however submissions must be accompanied by a donation to our charity, FRU (Free Representation Unit).

HOW DO I DONATE?

Please write your entry number(s) on the back of each cheque (you will receive this number in your entry confirmation email once you have completed your online submission). Please make your cheque payable to Free Representation Unit. If you are not able to pay by cheque please contact Sarah Hetherington on +44 (0)20 7970 4532 or sarah.hetherington@centaurmedia.com

The amount you donate is entirely at your discretion and will not be disclosed to anyone outside of the Operations Team and the charity; in 2019 we raised over £60,000 from donations during the entry process alone.

For multiple entries from firms, it is permissible to send 1 cheque for all entries.

WHAT IS THE DEADLINE FOR CHARITY DONATIONS?

Please ensure your charity cheque reaches us within 2 weeks of your entry being submitted.

WHEN WILL THE FINALISTS BE ANNOUNCED?

The finalists for The Lawyer Awards 2020 will be announced in April 2020.

WHO CAN I TALK TO IF I NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE AWARDS?

If you would like to discuss being part of The Lawyer Awards 2020, please contact Sarah Hetherington using the details below.

Sarah.hetherington@centaurmedia.com

+44 (0)20 7970 4532

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