TIME is running out for The Lawyer readers to cast their votes for the legal personality of the year.

Votes have been flooding in for all the nominated contenders in this year's race to name the lawyer's lawyer.

Last year, the top award went to Civil Court reformer Lord Woolf.

The 22 nominees are listed on page 15 and voting will close next week.

As The Lawyer went to press, Vice-Chancellor Sir Richard Scott and Law Society president Martin Mears were neck and neck but the race is still wide open.

The award will be presented along with prizes for the winners of 16 other categories at The Lawyer/Hifal Awards dinner in London on 26 April.