The biggest names in the City join judging panel for The Lawyer Awards 2005

The Lawyer has unveiled a stellar cast of judges for The Lawyer Awards, comprising some of the biggest names in City, commercial and academic life. Co-chairing the panel are Ian Gray, director at Candover and The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths.

Gray said: “The awards honour the elite of the legal profession and I’m delighted to be involved. The quality of the entries has been staggering.”

Catrin Griffiths said: “The Lawyer Awards attracts more entries and media interest than any other ceremony in the profession. We’re thrilled to have assembled such an extraordinary list of judges.”

The entries have already raised over £81,000 for nominated charities ChildHope and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

The ceremony will take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Tuesday 28 June.

The Lawyer Awards: The Judges

Jeremy Bennett, managing director, global head of structuring and co-head of European fixed-income division, Credit Suisse First Boston

Alan Bloom, corporate restructuring head, Ernst & Young

Richard Christou, executive chairman, Fujitsu Services

Baroness Janet Cohen, non-executive chairman, BPP

Michael Crystal QC, head of chambers, 3/4 South Square

Guy Dehn, director, Public Concern at Work

Joanna Foster, chair, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre NHS Trust

Conor Gearty, professor of human rights, London School of Economics

Basil Geoghegan, executive director, Goldman Sachs

James Goudie QC, chambers head, 11 King’s Bench Walk

Ian Gray, director, Candover

Terry Johnson, senior partner, Marks & Clerk

John Kelting, managing director, Barclays Capital

Ken Lever, chief financial officer, Tomkins plc

Julie Meyer, chief executive officer, Ariadne Capital

Mark Norris, new business head, Land Securities Trillium

Malcolm Offord, director, Charterhouse

Nick Robinson, political editor, ITN

Joss Saunders, company secretary and legal adviser, Oxfam

PJ Thibault, private client services partner, Cushman & Wakefield Healey & Baker

David Webster, head of infrastructures advisory, Royal Bank of Scotland

Julia Cahill, news editor, Estates Gazette

Aled Griffiths, editor, JuVe

The Lawyer editorial team

The Lawyer Awards: 28 June