The window for nominations to this year’s awards is only open until 2 July
The annual New Zealand Law Awards, which celebrates the cream of the crop in the New Zealand legal profession, is back, and will be live once more.
The awards will be looking at the leading law firms, in-house teams, individuals and dealmakers that performed the most spectacularly in a year that saw some novel challenges arising from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“2020 was a year which presented unique challenges to everyone, with employment law being no exception. Every member of the team had to work hard to look after clients who were often stressed,” said Jordan Boyle, senior associate at employment law specialist firm Dyhrberg Drayton Employment Law.
The firm nabbed the Employment Law Specialist Firm of the Year award at last year’s New Zealand Law Awards – an accolade that Boyle says meant a lot to the team.
“After a tough year, it meant a lot for the team for our work to be recognised in this way – even if we missed out on the usual great party!” he said.
In 2020, the festivities may have had to take place online due to the pandemic, but 2021 marks the comeback of the much-anticipated gala event, which will be held at the Cordis Auckland on 18 November.
Winners will be announced at the in-person ceremony, while the excellence awardees for each of the 27 categories will be named in releases by NZ Lawyer as well as other online channels in August.
“The New Zealand Law Awards is a great opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate success within the legal profession,” Boyle said.