The 2019 Legal Business Awards will comprise 25 categories.

Details of the criteria for each category can be found here, as well as descriptions of previous winners and shortlisted firms. For a full list of last year’s winners, click here.

To download a PDF version of the 2019 guidelines click here.

The awards are open to everyone, including large international firms operating in multiple jurisdictions, boutique law firms, alternative legal services providers, in-house teams, chambers or a regional/offshore  practice in the UK.

For the practice area awards, please only submit matters that were handled by UK-based lawyers – either offshore or onshore – during 2018. Feel free to submit in as many categories as you wish and please send one submission per email to The word limit for each submission is 600 words.

The deadline for submissions is Friday 16 November 2018.

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Shortlisted firms will be personally notified in January and the full shortlist will not be published anywhere prior to the event.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