The 2018 Legal Business Awards will comprise 24 categories.

Details of the criteria for each category can be found here, as well as descriptions of previous winners and shortlisted firms.

To download a PDF version of the 2018 guidelines click here.

The awards are open to all law firms, barrister chambers and in-house teams. Please note that apart from our specific International Firm of the Year and US Law Firm of the Year, the Legal Business Awards celebrate leading UK-based lawyers. Firms are encouraged to submit client references to support their entry.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 24 November 2017.

Please send all submissions to or post them to our address:

Legal Business Awards

Legalease Ltd

188-190 Fleet Street

London EC4A 2AG

A large and hugely experienced editorial team handles the shortlisting process, headed up by our editor-in-chief Alex Novarese, national editor Mark McAteer, and chairman of Legal Business, John Pritchard.

Shortlisted firms will be personally notified in January and the full shortlist will not be published anywhere prior to the event. The winners will be selected from the shortlists by our own Judging panel, comprising the Legal Business editorial team, plus leading general counsel and industry consultants.

For general enquiries relating to the submission process, please contact Mark McAteer –

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mark McAteer

Managing Editor

Tel: +44 (0)20 7396 5664