Outstanding Employee Engagement

How do you make the people in your firm more engaged, resulting in more discretionary effort, goodwill or productivity? Entries might take a number of forms, including values campaigns, strategy communications or social activities. We’re particularly looking for an engagement plan or initiative that has produced quantifiable results.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Excellence in Talent Management

We'd like to see great work in areas such as succession planning, retention and performance management. Work that best suits another category will not be considered here.


£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Best Apprenticeship Initiative

Awarded to the firm doing the most to encourage non-graduate early talent.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of up to 750 employees including partners)

Please provide evidence of impact, in terms of improved performance, engagement, productivity or reduced absence levels.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Best Health & Wellbeing Initiative (for firms of over 750 employees including partners)

Please provide evidence of impact, in terms of improved performance, engagement, productivity or reduced absence levels.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Best CSR/Pro bono Initiative

We’d like to see how the CSR/Pro bono initiative benefited your community (and/or other external parties), your people and your wider business.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Excellence in Equality & Inclusion

Tell us about how your firm has driven the diversity agenda — and describe the consequent benefits to the firm.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Excellence in Learning & Development

We're particularly keen to see initiatives that are demonstrably related to your firm’s strategy and/or growth.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Best HR Innovation Through Technology

Innovations are likely to concern HR software systems, payroll, recruitment, L&D, internal communications, etc.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Best Trainee Recruitment Marketing Campaign

Any campaign aimed at recruiting trainee talent. Please include the brief, the attraction materials and any data you consider will help your case: applications, appointments, diversity, and so on.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Best Trainee Development Programme

We’re looking for an overview of a trainee programme that is clearly aligned with the firm’s needs, offers measurable results and – preferably – offers something unusual that has delivered positive returns.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Most Innovative HR Initiative

We’re looking for any HR accomplishments that are new to your firm – and ideally, new to the sector too. We would also like to see measurements, other evidence of success and clear alignment with firm strategy: in other words, not just innovation for innovation’s sake.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Best Individual Contribution

Make a case for an established individual working within legal HR who has made a major contribution to your department, firm or the wider industry within the last year.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Rising Star

Make a case for a new entrant to legal HR who has made a significant impact on your department or firm. Nominees should have been working in the sector for less than three years. In addition to completing the form, please submit the CV of the nominee.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

Senior HR Ally

Make a case for someone from outside of HR who has made a positive contribution to people in your firm. Typical nominees will include Managing Partners, Senior Partners, COOs and Practice Heads who have gone out of their way to make the firm a more productive, inclusive or enjoyable place to work.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

HR Team of the Year (for firms of up to 750 employees including partners)

We’d like to see how your department’s efforts have made a positive contribution to the firm over the course of the year. Please detail what you’ve achieved, how you’ve added value and what (if any) obstacles have been overcome. Results are critical, especially the commercial benefits that your department has brought to the firm. You can either enter the full team or part of the team, such as the Recruitment, Reward or HR Project Management sub-functions.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)

HR Team of the Year (for firms of over 750 employees including partners)

We’d like to see how your department’s efforts have made a positive contribution to the firm over the course of the year. Please detail what you’ve achieved, how you’ve added value and what (if any) obstacles have been overcome. Results are critical, especially the commercial benefits that your department has brought to the firm. You can either enter the full team or part of the team, such as the Recruitment, Reward or HR Project Management sub-functions.

£ 150.00 +VAT (20%)