Outstanding Women Leaders

Woman of the Year

The winner of this award will be chosen by the judging panel

Law Firm Leader of the Year

Open to UK-based women in leadership positions within law firms

General Counsel of the Year

Open to UK-based general counsel

New Law Leader of the Year

Open to UK-based women in leadership positions at new law firms, which are also referred to as alternative legal service providers

Innovator of the Year

Open to UK-based women how are playing a leading role in modernising how law is delivered, this could be in a legal service provider or a supplier.

Unsung Hero

This award recognises that role models are needed at all levels of a business, not just people in senior management. It is open to UK-based women working within the legal sector who are not qualified lawyers and who are making an exceptional contribution to their businesses.

Returner of the Year

Open to UK-based women are have successfully returned to work after maternity leave or a career break.

 

Outstanding Women Practitioners

Advocate of the Year

Open to UK-based women advocates who have made an exceptional contribution to the legal profession through the quality of their legal work

Dealmaker of the Year

Open to UK-based women transactional lawyers who have made an exceptional contribution to the legal profession through the quality of their legal work

Disputes lawyer of the Year

Open to UK-based women disputes lawyers who have made an exceptional contribution to the legal profession through the quality of their legal work

Commercial Lawyer of the Year

Open to UK-based women commercial lawyers who have made an exceptional contribution to the legal profession through the quality of their legal work

In-house Counsel of the Year

Open to UK-based women commercial lawyers who have made an exceptional contribution to the legal profession through the quality of their legal work

Rising Star

Open to UK-based women who have made exceptional starts to their legal careers with the promise to be future leaders in their fields. Nominees must have no more than six years of post-qualification experience.

 

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Responsible Leader of the Year

This award seeks to identify people who are successfully leading diverse, sustainable and purposeful organisations. Open to UK-based leaders operating within the legal sector. Click here to read What Makes a Responsible Leader in Business, by the EU Business School. (https://www.euruni.edu/blog/what-makes-a-responsible-leader-in-business/)

Responsible Business of the Year

This award seeks to recognise diverse, sustainable and purposeful legal businesses. Open to UK-based businesses operating within the legal sector. These may include law firms, new law companies, barristers’ chambers and suppliers.

Responsible Legal Department of the Year

This award seeks to recognise diverse, sustainable and purposeful in-house legal teams. Open to UK-based in-house legal teams.

Not for Profit Organisation of the Year

Open to UK-based not-for-profit organisations operating within the legal sector. This award seeks to recognise a charity, campaign group or professional body which, through its activities, has advanced the cause of DE&I within the legal sector.

Supplier of the Year

This award seeks to recognise the positive impact products and services are having in helping to advance the DE&I cause. Open to UK-based suppliers to the legal sector.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion of the Year

Open to UK-based individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the enhancement of DE&I within the legal sector.

Mentor of the Year

Open to UK-based individuals working in any capacity within the legal sector

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Programme of the Year

Open to UK teams, businesses and institutions operating within the UK legal sector in any capacity

Age and Life Stage Initiative of the Year

Open to UK teams, businesses and institutions operating within the UK legal sector in any capacity

Disability Initiative of the Year

Open to UK teams, businesses and institutions operating within the UK legal sector in any capacity

Environmental Sustainability Initiative of the Year

Open to UK teams, businesses and institutions operating within the UK legal sector in any capacity

Faith Initiative of the Year

Open to UK teams, businesses and institutions operating within the UK legal sector in any capacity

Gender Equality Initiative of the Year

Open to UK teams, businesses and institutions operating within the UK legal sector in any capacity

LGBT+ Initiative of the Year

Open to UK teams, businesses and institutions operating within the UK legal sector in any capacity

Mental Health and Wellbeing Initiative of the Year

Open to UK teams, businesses and institutions operating within the UK legal sector in any capacity

Race Equality Initiative of the Year

Open to UK teams, businesses and institutions operating within the UK legal sector in any capacity

Social mobility Initiative of the Year

Open to UK teams, businesses and institutions operating within the UK legal sector in any capacity