Award Categories 2021

Best IT Team

In the last 12 months law firms have had to swiftly and efficiently move to remote working almost overnight. This award recognises an exceptional IT team who efficiently, and effectively supported colleagues in challenging circumstances to deliver exceptional services to their staff and clients without disruption.

This category is open to legal suppliers, individuals and firms

Best Use of Marketing

This award looks at all aspects of how a firm or legal supplier promotes itself. This firm or legal supplier has shown that its use of marketing strategy has positively reached potential clients and increased the firm’s on and offline presence.

This category is open to legal suppliers, individuals and firms

Best Use of Social Media

Social media is a significant part of many of our lives and harnessed correctly can be an incredibly powerful tool for individuals and businesses. This category recognises the use of social media in its own right to create an effective platform through which customers and clients can interact.

This category is open to legal suppliers, individuals and firms

Young Practitioner of the Year

This award recognises an exceptional individual who has shown a high level of involvement and development within the sector or area of practice. We classify young practitioners as being under 30 years old and regulated by the SRA, CLC or CILEx.

This category is open to individuals within a firm

Mental Health & Wellbeing Conveyancing Firm of the Year

In an unprecedented year both personally and professionally, attitudes toward mental health and wellbeing have been under the spotlight. With LawCare reporting a 9% increase in legal professionals contacting the charity for emotional support in 2020, this award recognises the firm who has placed staff welfare at the heart of their human resources effort.

Entries for this award are for practitioners only. Suppliers to the legal sector cannot apply

Community Involvement Award

This award goes to the firm with an organised approach to corporate social responsibility. The winner will be able to demonstrate a tangible and consistent programme of community involvement.

Entries for this award are for practitioners only. Suppliers to the legal sector cannot apply

Innovation of the Year

This award recognises the firm or business that can demonstrate how a new innovative project or product (for example, business process and/or product or service) has positively impacted on the ability of the firm to do their job. This may be a procedural improvement, implementation of technology or an innovation that can demonstrate an improvement to the customer journey.

This category is open to legal suppliers and firms

Technology Team of the Year

This award goes to a firm or legal supplier who has shown great initiative by implementing technology which has enhanced the efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness of their business, or demonstrated how their technology has delivered an exceptional customer experience.

This category is open to legal suppliers and firms

Conveyancing Customer Service Champion Award

We know that you are all champions in your own right. Who stands out for delivering exceptional customer service despite the challenges of 2020/2021?

Entries for this award are for practitioners only. Suppliers to the legal sector cannot apply. 

Business Development Professional

Conveyancing firms have needed help, practical support and empathy during this unprecedented and busy period. Who within the legal supplier industry has risen to the challenge and delivered exceptional service and support to enable firms to continue trading and delivering client services?

Entries for this award are for legal suppliers only

New Business Champion of the Year

Conveyancing firms receive instructions from a variety of sources, panels, estate agents, mortgage brokers, builders and housing associations as well as direct from consumer. This individual should demonstrate an excellent conversion rate against target whilst intelligently managing the expectations and needs of their introducers balanced with the pressure on those delivering the conveyancing work.

Entries for New Business Champion of the Year are for individuals who work for conveyancing firms only

Outstanding Business Leader of the Year

This award aims to recognise those who have led their businesses through the most unprecedented period in living history and guided their teams through the challenges of 2020/21 to end the financial year in a better place in terms of people and profitability.

Entries for this award are for practitioners only. Suppliers to the legal sector cannot apply

Conveyancing Practitioner of the Year

Working from home and without colleagues has taken away one of the best channels of learning which is talking to senior colleagues over the desk and asking for help. Here we are looking for someone who has been on a journey of self-development and significantly grown as a result, making them more valuable to the business and their clients.

Entries for this award are for practitioners only. Suppliers to the legal sector cannot apply

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Award

Conveyancing firms must be part of the change to build diverse and supportive cultures. This award recognises the firms who can demonstrate a deep-rooted commitment to promoting equal rights and opportunities, supporting diversity and creating an open and inclusive environment within the legal sector.

Entries for this award are for practitioners only. Suppliers to the legal sector cannot apply

Best New Training Initiative

Training has been a constant challenge for law firms juggling remote working, increased risk, new staff and the reintegration of furloughed colleagues. How have firms adapted their training to meet these challenges? What innovative or tried and trusted training programmes have they implemented?

Entries for this award are for practitioners only. Suppliers to the legal sector cannot apply

Risk and Compliance Champion of the Year

Risk and compliance continue to be a core element of the conveyancing process. This category recognises the individual(s) who ensured that risk and compliance remained a central part of their conveyancing departments day to day operations in a rapidly changing risk landscape.

Note this category is open to risk and compliance professionals both working internally for conveyancers and for outsourced providers

 

 

 

Best Panel Manager of the Year

Both at times of drought, and when volumes of conveyancing enquiries are high, the quality of relationships with panel managers and the efficiency of their processes are critical to law firms running their businesses. This category recognises the panel management business that can demonstrate their support for their panel firms and the wider industry over the last 12 months.

Entries for this award are for practitioners only. Suppliers to the legal sector cannot apply