The inaugural Women and Diversity in Law Awards

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Recognising the exceptional individuals and teams making the UK legal profession more diverse and inclusive

It is the perfect time to recognise – and celebrate – the achievements of the people, teams and businesses helping to make the UK legal sector more diverse and inclusive.

Hosted by The Global Legal Post, the inaugural Women and Diversity in Law Awards will serve as a showcase for people working within the UK legal sector who are dedicating their professional careers to moving the diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) needle or using their positions of influence to help facilitate change.

During the nominations period, a total of 400 names were put forward, which translates to a list of more than 300 separate candidates for the awards.

In order to proceed to the next stage of the process, nominees will need to complete short entry forms – in the form of questionnaires – so they can be judged on a level playing field by our prestigious panel of judges.

And it isn’t too late to take part in the awards. The awards will accept entries from all-comers, so long as you meet the criteria, your entry will be put forward for judging along with those submitted by the nominees.

The deadline for entries is 11 November.

Click here to view the category descriptions and here to start your entry

We welcome partnerships with not-for-profit organisations focused on DE&I within the legal profession. To put your group forward email

The nomination and entry process 

The nominations process is designed to unearth as diverse a group of people, teams and businesses as possible.

Individuals are encouraged to nominate themselves and others across the range of categories. The same applies to legal teams and businesses

Once all the nominees have been identified, we will contact them and invite them to submit entries. The judges will then select the finalists and winners. Deadline for entries Friday, 11th November 2022. Find out more details on how to enter

The awards ceremony will take place on 21st March 2023 at Marriott Grosvenor Square.

Judges 2022


Outstanding Women Leaders

  • Woman of the Year
  • Law Firm Leader of the Year
  • General Counsel of the Year
  • New Law Leader of the Year
  • Innovator of the Year
  • Unsung Hero
  • Returner of the Year

Outstanding Women Practitioners

  • Advocate of the Year
  • Dealmaker of the Year
  • Disputes lawyer of the Year
  • Commercial Lawyer of the Year
  • In-house Counsel of the Year
  • Rising Star

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Responsible Leader of the Year
  • Responsible Business of the Year
  • Responsible Legal Department of the Year
  • Not for Profit Organisation of the Year
  • Supplier of the Year
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion of the Year
  • Mentor of the Year
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programme of the Year
  • Age and Life Stage Initiative of the Year
  • Disability Initiative of the Year
  • Environmental Sustainability Initiative of the Year
  • Faith Initiative of the Year
  • Gender Equality Initiative of the Year
  • LGBT+ Initiative of the Year
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year
  • Race Equality Initiative of the Year
  • Social mobility Initiative of the Year

Awards Timetable

Announce nominations

Open for entries

Deadline for entries

Shortlist announced

Registration for tables opens

Awards ceremony

Thursday 13th October 2022

Thursday 13th October 2022

Friday 11th November 2022

Wednesday 4th January 2023

Wednesday 4th January 2023

Tuesday 21st March 2023


Nomination/entry enquiries:
Jasminder Soor

Sponsor enquiries:
Jasminder Soor

Marketing partnership enquiries:
Sheryl Paul