Awards nomination form


Awards nomination form


Northamptonshire Law Society Legal Awards 2015 – nominations now open

Firms and individuals from the Northamptonshire legal sector are invited to nominate themselves or colleagues in one of the 4 categories (see below for details).

So if you work with a talented rising star or an inspirational leader or you consider your firm to be the best to work for then please let us know before 28th August       2015.

The nominations will be judged by an experienced panel of judges, comprising of leading figures from law, business and academia with the winners being announced on Thursday 24th September 2015 at the Northampton Marriot Hotel.


Judging criteria


Solicitor of the Year: More than 5 years PQE

Junior Lawyer of the Year:*

Small Firm of the Year: less than 5 partners


Large Firm of the Year:

More than 5 partners

• Involvement in interesting, challenging/new areas of law

• Dedication to your clients

• Support for the profession including non-fee earning activities

• Community contribution including pro bono work


• Excellent standards of work

• Dedication to the role & profession

• Professional development

• Contribution to client relationships & business development

• Community contribution including pro bono work


• Training initiatives & accreditations in development (e.g. CQS)

• Growth in reputation

• Client appreciation & recognition

• Staff welfare & development programmes

• Client initiatives that set the firm apart from others

• Contribution to the legal community

• Recognition from other firms

• Community contribution including pro bono work



*Paralegals, Trainee solicitors, trainee legal executives & solicitors and legal executives up to 5 years PQE.

How to nominate:

·         Anyone can nominate, you need not be a solicitor, and you can self nominate.

·         Please complete the entry clearly and concisely and include your name and organisation.

·         Provide evidence against the judging criteria considering reputation, experience, acumen, professionalism, commitment and anything else that you feel is particularly relevant.

·         Supporting information e.g. client testimonials may be scanned and attached to your nomination.

·         If nominated by a third person, nominees may be contacted and asked to supply further information to support their nomination. We may contact you for further details if required.


All entries must be submitted by email to Phil Smith, Society Manager at by 28th August  2015 to be considered.

A shortlist will be drawn up for each category and published prior to the Awards Dinner.

Good luck!


Northamptonshire Law Society Legal Awards 2015 - Nomination form


Nominators name & contact details




Name of nominee



Nominee contact details


Nomination category


Reason for nomination: Please refer clearly to evidence of the required judging criteria within this section. Around 500 words is suggested.





































List of supporting documents attached








Reason for nomination (cont)