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Private Client Team – Wills & Probate
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Private Client Team - Wills & Probate (1-15 Employees)
(The winner of this award will automatically be entered into National Private Client Team)
 

We are looking to celebrate a team who:

  • Has operated most efficiently as a specialist department within a firm; 

  • Demonstrates genuine and outstanding client care;

  • Can prove an instinct for initiative and innovation in facing challenging situations;

  • Has achieved tangible benefits and significant results for their firm 

  • Successfully utilised the skills of their team members and collaborated to achieve outstanding results

  • Positively contributed to the sector, and is involved in developing future generations

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Private Client Team - Family Law
Private Client Team – Tax & Trusts
Lawyer of the Year – Wills & Probate
Lawyer of the Year – Family Law

Private Client Team - Wills & Probate (16+ Employees)
(The winner of this award will automatically be entered into National Private Client Team)
 

We are looking to celebrate a team who:

  • Has operated most efficiently as a specialist department within a firm; 

  • Demonstrates genuine and outstanding client care;

  • Can prove an instinct for initiative and innovation in facing challenging situations;

  • Has achieved tangible benefits and significant results for their firm 

  • Successfully utilised the skills of their team members and collaborated to achieve outstanding results

  • Positively contributed to the sector, and is involved in developing future generations

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Private Client Team - Family Law

(The winner of this award will automatically be entered into National Private Client Team)

We are looking to celebrate a team who:

  • Has operated most efficiently as a specialist department within a firm; 

  • Demonstrates genuine and outstanding client care;

  • Can prove an instinct for initiative and innovation in facing challenging situations;

  • Has achieved tangible benefits and significant results for their firm 

  • Successfully utilised the skills of their team members and collaborated to achieve outstanding results

  • Positively contributed to the sector, and is involved in developing future generations

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Private Client Team - Tax & Trusts
(The winner of this award will automatically be entered into National Private Client Team)

We are looking to celebrate a team who:

  • Has operated most efficiently as a specialist department within a firm 

  • Demonstrates genuine and outstanding client care

  • Can prove an instinct for initiative and innovation in facing challenging situations

  • Has achieved tangible benefits and significant results for their firm 

  • Successfully utilised the skills of their team members and collaborated to achieve outstanding results

  • Positively contributed to the sector, and is involved in developing future generations

 

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Lawyer of the Year - Wills & Probate

(The winner of this award will automatically be entered into National Lawyer of the Year)

This award looks to celebrate an individual who:

  • Has provided an exceptional level of service to their clients 

  • Shows legal excellence 

  • Demonstrates leadership qualities and has embraced innovation 

  • Has made a major contribution to the success of their firm

 

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Lawyer of the Year - Family Law

(The winner of this award will automatically be entered into National Lawyer of the Year)

This award looks to celebrate an individual who:

  • Has provided an exceptional level of service to their clients over the past year;

  • Has dealt effectively with any issues, complaints or challenges that have arisen;

  • Demonstrates strong managerial and leadership qualities;

  • Has made a major contribution to the success of their firm;

 

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Lawyer of the Year - Tax & Trusts
(The winner of this award will automatically be entered into National Lawyer of the Year) 

This award looks to celebrate an individual who: 

  • Has provided an exceptional level of service to their clients over the past year; 

  • Has dealt effectively with any issues, complaints or challenges that have arisen; 

  • Demonstrates strong managerial and leadership qualities; 

  • Has made a major contribution to the success of their firm; 


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Managing Partner of the Year
 

The winner of this award can be a Managing Partner, Senior Partner, Chief Executive or Chief Operating Officer.

  • An individual who clearly articulates and communicates the firm’s purpose and priorities in order to engage its people and clients in a way that exceeds expectations

  • Helped the business to overcome challenges by driving a inclusive culture, leadership style and coherent strategy, allowing the business to achieve sustainable and superior outcomes, with an emphasis on contributions made in the past year

  • Created value for the firm by introducing unique innovations and technology

  • Has worked effectively with the firm’s management team to develop, shape and implement the firm’s strategy

  • Led the firm in supporting the local community and pro-bono work

  • Helped to support both staff and clients in order to drive forward the firm’s business


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Law Firm of the Year
Open to all law firms that provide services within the realms of private client.​

  • Within the last year, has demonstrated extensive development and progress as a business, including, but not limited to; strategy, growth, financial performance, employee development, diversity and training

  • Nominees must have evidence of active engagement with community and or corporate initiatives

  • A practice that exceeds the expectations of basic client care and professionalism 


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Best Use of Technology
 

The nominee will have:

  • Adopted a particular technology-based tool, technique, or system which has created a significant competitive advantage for the nominee or their clients over the past 12 months

  • Demonstrated how the introduction of the technology has improved the service they deliver

  • Evidence of strong teamwork and co-operation in the introduction and use of the initiative

  • Shown innovation in the conception and delivery of the technology


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Best Paralegal
 

This individual will demonstrate that they have:

  • Positively impacted both their fellow colleagues and the firm

  • Utilised their training to deliver exceptional client care

  • Shown great initiative in contributing solutions to challenges facing the team

  • Exceeded expectations of professionalism


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Supporting the Industry (1-25 Employees)

The winning company must be made up of no more than 25 employees, and must show that they have:

  • Supported the legal sector in any aspect

  • Utilised their smaller nature and agility to their advantage in the market

  • Evidence of how their support has facilitated an increased level of expertise, professionalism, and innovation

  • Evidence that their client experience has been improved and value has been added 


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Supporting the Industry (26+ Employees)
 

The winning company must be made up of 26 employees or more, and must show that they have:

  • Supported the legal sector in any aspect

  • Identified a competitive advantage over their competitors in the market

  • Evidence of how their support has facilitated an increased level of expertise, professionalism, and innovation

  • Evidence that their client experience has been improved and value has been added 

 

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Outstanding Client Care
 

The winner of this award:

  • Can demonstrate that client care lies at the very heart of the firm

  • Utilised innovation to improve and maintain client care and to resolve issues

  • Has embraced digital technologies to streamline their efficiencies and meet customer expectations

  • Delivers exceptional assistance for customers across all touchpoints


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Outstanding Client Care (26+ Employees)

The winner of this award:

  • Can demonstrate that client care lies at the very heart of the firm

  • Utilised innovation to improve and maintain client care and to resolve issues

  • Has embraced digital technologies to streamline their efficiencies and meet customer expectations

  • Delivers exceptional assistance for customers across all touchpoints

 

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Best Workplace Wellbeing
 

This award recognises a firm that;

  • Can demonstrate a strong commitment to providing and promoting a positive working environment that supports its staff

  • Adopted a holistic approach which has been well-received within the firm

  • Has implemented long-term commitment to supporting the mental health of their staff


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Best Innovation
 

The winner of this category can demonstrate:

  • A sustained success through a product or service launched over the last year

  • Has challenged conventional thinking 

  • The innovation has transformed a key element of a department’s culture or performance

  • They have broken new ground in the delivery of their services to clients


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Rising Star of the Year
 

This individual (who must be under the age of 35 on the date of the ceremony) has proven over the past year:

  • An ability for exceptional client service

  • High levels of skill and technical ability

  • A flare for innovation and championing best practice

  • Proactivity and initiative when facing challenging situations


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Business Growth
 

The winner of this award is a business that;

  • Has used technology or innovation to facilitate growth

  • Has delivered improved client service and profitability

  • Has shown great vision and leadership in order to achieve forward-thinking business plans

  • Has grown over the past year, expanding in scale, practice areas or geographical coverage


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National Private Client Team
 

  • This prestigious award is not up for nomination.

  • The winning firms for the following four categories will automatically be entered into this National category;

    • Private Client Team - Wills & Probate

    • Private Client Team  - Family Law

    • Private Client Team – Tax & Trusts

    • Private Client Team - Charities & Philanthropy


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National Private Client Lawyer
 

  • This prestigious award is not up for nomination.

  • The winning firms for the following four categories will automatically be entered into this National category;

    • Lawyer of the Year – Wills & Probate

    • Lawyer of the Year - Family Law

    • Lawyer of the Year – Tax & Trusts

    • Lawyer of the Year - Charities & Philanthropy


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Outstanding Achievement
 

  • This prestigious award is not up for nomination, but will be selected by the panel of judges

  • Winner announced on the evening

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Lifetime Achievement
 

  • This prestigious award is not up for nomination, but will be selected by the panel of judges

  • Winner announced on the evening

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Best Use of Technology
Best Paralegal
Supporting the Industry 1-25
Supporting the Industry 26+
Client Care
Workplace Wellbeing
Innovation
Rising Star
Business Growth
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National Private Client Firm
Lawyer of the Year- Tax & Trusts
Managing Partner of the Year
Law Firm of the Year
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National Private Client Lawyer
Outstanding Achievement
Lifetime Achievement
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