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Judges appointment process

Barker Brooks seeks to appoint the very best of the profession each year to the judging panel.

The panel is carefully selected to ensure the selection process is fair and objective and includes experts from across the industry. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries.

Judges give their time for free to judge the awards.

The organisers are sincerely grateful to the following individuals who make up this year’s panel.

David Barraclough

Yorkshire Union of Law Societies

Paul Singh

Paul Singh

Sheffield & District Law Society

Manjit Virdee

Manjit Virdee

Bradford Law Society

Andrew Grantham

Andrew Grantham

Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association

Amy Clowrey

Amy Clowrey

National Law Society Junior Lawyers Division

Emma Pearmaine YLA 19

Emma Pearmaine

Leeds Law Society

Richard Watson YLA 19

Richard Watson
Yorkshire Law Society

Caroline Deathe YLA 19

Caroline Deathe
Leeds Junior Lawyers Division