RULES OF ENTRY

*** ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENSION: FRIDAY 9 JULY 2021 ***

If you have any queries about your entries please contact The Awards Team on +44 (0)20 7970 4017.

RULES & GUIDELINES FOR ENTRY

In order for your entry to be considered, please adhere to the following rules and general guidelines for entry:

  1. All entries must be submitted by the entry deadline, as specified above. Entries will not be considered fully submitted until the entrant proceeds to the final stage and submits their entry. A confirmation email will be received once complete.
  2. Each entry must be made using the online entry template; entries will not be accepted by any other means and any supporting materials must be submitted through the online portal.
  3. Uploads of digital supporting material may take a variety of formats (pdf / powerpoint / jpeg etc) and must together not exceed the maximum upload limit of 20MB per entry.
  4. If you’re nominating a third party, contact details for the nominee are mandatory; please note we may disclose the details of the party that made the nomination to the nominee.
  5. When entries reference a third party, such as a client, consent to submit this content from said third party is assumed; if any issues arise regarding permissions once the entry has been submitted, no refunds can be offered.
  6. Entries may be edited up until the point of submission.
  7. Each entry costs £150+ VAT; payment should be made by credit card through the secure online portal. If the total of your entries exceeds £600 you may request an invoice instead on the basket page of the online portal.
  8. Once submitted, entries are confirmed and non-refundable. Once payment has been received your entry/ies will be passed to the judges for review.
  9. The Lawyer accepts no responsibility for any incorrectly submitted information.
  10. Any entry may be withdrawn for any reason up until midnight on the entry deadline day upon written request to the organisers; however, the entry fee is non-refundable.
  11. Unless stated otherwise in category criteria, entries should focus on cases, matters or transactions carried out under UK law in the courts of England and Wales.
  12. The Awards are judging performance from April 2020 to the present day; this means that the bulk of work contained within the entry must have been carried out within this time period (please note it is not essential that a project or case has both launched and closed within this time period).
  13. Projects may be entered into more than one category as appropriate.
  14. For transactional categories only, firms may enter more than one deal into the same category.
  15. The Lawyer may wish to publish case studies or other content based on your entry; however, we fully appreciate that some of the information you include in your entry may be sensitive. We want to encourage you to submit as much detail as possible, therefore please mark as confidential any sensitive information that should be treated for judges’ eyes only.
  16. The judges reserve the right to re-categorise entries if they think another category would be more suitable.  However, they cannot be expected to routinely re-categorise incorrectly entered projects.
  17. The judges’ decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into regarding them.
  18. Sponsors are not allowed to enter any category that they are sponsoring.
  19. The full shortlist will be revealed across The Lawyer channels in September 2021.
  20. The winners of The Lawyer Awards will be announced at a ceremony in November 2021.
  21. Should we be able to hold an in-person Awards ceremony later this year, we will ensure any entry fees paid are discounted off any ticket purchases.
  22. By entering The Lawyer Awards (if shortlisted for one of our selected categories), you agree that a representative from your firm / company will be available to attend a roundtable related to your category.
  23. Please note: In the event that your entry is shortlisted, all entry form details e.g. Entry title/Name of deal as completed in the online entry process will be used on Awards collateral (e.g. Website, Awards graphics, Awards Supplement, and in the event that your entry wins, on the trophy). Copy will adhere to The Lawyer’s house style.