Only in-house counsel can nominate lawyers for the prestigious awards
Only in-house counsel can make nominations for the awards, which were established in 2005. ILO and the publication Lexology begin the selection process by conducting a readership survey of in-house counsel.
Feedback is also gathered from several in-house counsel events before individual lawyers and law firms are rated on metrics from quality of legal advice and industry knowledge, to loyalty and ethics.
From a shortlist made after that process, nominees are then invited to submit up to five client referees who are then interviewed by the research team.
The winners are:
- Banking – Katie Carson (Kensington Swan)
- Construction – Sarah Sinclair (MinterEllisonRuddWatts)
- General Corporate – David Hoare (Russell McVeagh)
- Intellectual Property: Patents – Greg Lynch (Catalyst Intellectual Property)
- Intellectual Property: Trademarks – Christopher Young (MinterEllisonRuddWatts)
- Litigation – Sarah Armstrong (Russell McVeagh)
- M&A – Josh Blackmore (Chapman Tripp)
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