Legal Business Awards 2017
The Legal Business Awards celebrate the achievements of the finest lawyers in the industry and are now open to all to enter.
The 20th annual Legal Business Awards were presented in front of 900 guests in a gala ceremony on 23 March, hosted by respected newscaster Alastair Stewart. The event was preceded by a reception to mark the launch of our fifth annual GC Powerlist which, under the unifying title The Clients of Tomorrow, looked at both the outstanding rising star in-house counsel and high-growth companies with the prospects of becoming the global giants of tomorrow. At the gathering, which included key representatives from FTSE 100 companies such as Virgin Atlantic, Telefónica and RSA, Legal Business editor-in-chief Alex Novarese said this year’s report was the most challenging yet to research but also probably the most interesting.
The winners were selected by an external judging panel comprising the following senior general counsel (GCs): Nilema Bhakta-Jones, group legal director of Ascential Group; Claire Chapman, GC and company secretary of Daily Mail and General Trust; Kate Cheetham, GC at Lloyds Banking Group; Kirsty Cooper, group GC and company secretary at Aviva; Claire Debney, director of legal strategy at Shire; Chris Fowler, GC UK commercial for BT; Financial Times GC Dan Guildford; Geoffrey Timms, GC and company secretary at Legal & General Group; Zoopla Property Group GC Ned Staple; Nigel Paterson, GC at Dixons Carphone; Nayeem Syed, assistant GC, financial and risk at Thomson Reuters; and Tony Williams of Jomati Consultants as well as Alex Novarese and Mark McAteer from Legal Business.
We would like to thank our headline sponsors NatWest for the Legal Business Awards and RPC for the GC Powerlist, as well as all our other commercial partners, for ensuring a memorable night for all involved.
Our April edition included a full report of the night. The Legal Business Awards supplement will be distributed with the May issue of Legal Business.
Date & Location
Thursday 23 March 2017
Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London
Friday 25 November 2016
We are pleased to announce this year’s winners. Please click here for the full list.
For the full shortlist, please click here.