BARRISTER OF THE YEAR

This category is open to both silks and senior juniors, whose work focuses primarily on the UK.

To enter you must complete the entry form on the online entry portal.

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WHAT WILL THE JUDGES BE LOOKING FOR IN THIS CATEGORY?

The entry form covers the following areas:

  • Case study (750 words)
    • Our judges will be looking for full details of one benchmark case; please focus your submission on how the individual barrister made a significant contribution to the outcome, and provide examples of technical legal excellence
  • Your story in 2020 (750 words)
    • Our judges want to see how else you’ve excelled over the past 18 months outside of the case study given above; this can include other key cases or client work, and any past career experience that is relevant to the current day, but should also include initiatives undertaken outside of the law, whether that be across commercial business development or efforts in D&I. Don’t forget to include statistical evidence and detail of other quantifiable outcomes to back up any successes
  • Additional materials
    • You should use this section to upload any testimonials that add weight to your entry, and any charts or other visual aids that illustrate your work.

There is a confidential information section on the form: 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, including financial performance where relevant, therefore please include in this section any sensitive information that should be treated for judges’ eyes only.

Previous winners:   
2020 Patrick Green QC, Henderson Chambers
2019 Michael Mylonas QC, Serjeants’ Inn
2018 Julia Smart, Furnival Chambers

Entries are welcome from:

Chambers / barristers
Nominations by in-house teams
Nominations by Private Practice