Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020 moves to 15 December

Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020 moves to 15 December

The Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020 has been rescheduled in response to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The ceremony will now take place on 15 December 2020.

The 2020 awards will still take place at New Dock Hall in Leeds. They remain a key date in the Yorkshire legal calendar that bring together the region’s legal community to recognise and celebrate its many achievements, particularly during such a difficult period for the profession.

The deadline for entries has been moved to 2 October 2020. Entries that have already been submitted will still be considered, although they can be withdrawn, revised and resubmitted.

Launched in 2000 to recognise the outstanding talent across our region, this is a key date on the calendar and offers professionals the chance to come together for a memorable evening of networking, socialising and celebrating.

The award categories cover everyone from the biggest corporate firms to leading barristers, from senior partners to rising stars, and the event itself is a glittering black-tie affair.

The awards are judged by a prestigious independent panel made up of experts from across the Yorkshire legal community.

Representatives from the region’s leading societies, business groups and local public bodies lend their expertise and experience to assess hundreds of written and video entries, and decide who should be recognised as Yorkshire’s leading legal lights.

The panel is reconstituted every year to ensure variety in views and backgrounds, and is bound by confidentiality and conflict of interest requirements to ensure its integrity and independence.

Nicholas Emmerson, partner at Gateley Legal and president of Leeds Law Society, is chairing the judging panel of the Yorkshire Legal Awards 2020. He is joined by representatives of the Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society of England and Wales, Bradford Law Society and Leeds Junior Lawyers Division. More judges will be confirmed soon.

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