Welcome to the submission site for LexisNexis Legal Awards
How to enter
- Read carefully the description of the category you wish to enter
- Read the tips for success of what the judges are looking for
- Explain in no more than 750 words why you deserve the Award: what you set out to do and what has been achieved. Do not exceed 750 words with your submission this is to be uploaded as a PDF document (heading & tiles are excluded from this count). Entries that do not comply will be marked down or rejected.
- Provide supporting evidence – this is crucial eg testimonials, appendices, case studies if relevant to your entry, etc. Maximum of 3 supporting documents can be attached.
- Video files can not be uploaded, please host the video and include the link in your entry or supporting documents.
- The completed entry must be submitted by midnight on Friday 8th December.
- Any questions, please contact: Alma Watson 020 8652 8026 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Good luck!
Tips for Success
Be clear: While you aren’t judged on the design of your entry, something that is well-presented and well-laid out will be easier for the judges to extract the relevant information from. Clear and simple should be your watchwords
Provide evidence: If the entry criteria ask for evidence of success – be it financial or operational – then you need to show it clearly. The judges need to see the hard facts that back up your claims
Be concise: For some awards the judges will have to read through a large number of entries in a limited period of time. Therefore, while encyclopaedia-thick entries are very worthy, it’s unlikely they will get the attention they deserve
Be current: While we value the remarkable history of the UK legal profession, the awards celebrate this year’s successes therefore your entry should focus solely on achievements from November 2016-November 2017.
Above and beyond: Remember the Awards reward excellence – that does not mean simply ticking the boxes, it means going above and beyond the call of duty. You need to demonstrate – with evidence – that you have done this
Size isn’t important:Judges take into account the relative size of each company involved and make their decision on the basis of the evidence in front of them. Small companies have succeeded in the past
Appendices: If you are going to include appendices, then some guidance and context as to what they contain and why they are relevant is important. We would recommend that you attach no more than three or four testimonials and / or supplementary examples of exceptional achievement.
Never assume: While the judges all have relevant experience, they won’t necessarily know the intricacies of your operation or sector. If it’s relevant to your entry, then describe the particular challenges you face.