The British Legal Awards reached its heady conclusion last night - congrats to the winners and runners-up - and the deadline for submissions to the Legal Business and Managing Partners' Forum awards are looming large.
Whilst perhaps a little late for this year, these deadlines should serve as a reminder that all good award submissions must tell a compelling story.
With one law firm hard to distinguish from another and with every headline deal deserving recognition, award submission must play to the judges not the individual lawyers concerned.
Tell a story with a clear structure. Back up that story of evidence, from clients and staff. And whilst lawyers of course need to be involved do not let them have the last word.
Legal Week editor Georgina Stanley outlines the thinking behind the shortlist for Law Firm of the Year at this year's British Legal Awards Allen & Overy, Dentons and Stephenson Harwood are among the firms battling it out to be crowned Law Firm of the Year at tonight's British Legal Awards. The firms sit on a seven-strong shortlist that also includes RPC, Signature Litigation, Taylor Wessing and Watson Farley & Williams. In contrast to virtually all of the other awards at tonight's event, the shortlist was put together by Legal Week's editorial team, with the selected firms invited to make submissions which were then reviewed by our independent judging panel. Here we explain our reason for shortlisting the firms we did.