The LLG Awards 2018 Are Coming!!

Publish date: 13/07/2018

The category information for the LLG Awards is now finalised with two exciting new categories to showcase the very best of lawyers in local government; their expertise, practice and sheer dedication. Get thinking and planning about your nominations which open on the 23rd July and close 7th September 2018 The Awards night itself will be held on 9th November 2018 at the stunning Waldorf Hotel, London.

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Category Details

Governance Lawyer/Team of the Year

This Award will recognise outstanding achievement by a local authority lawyer/team demonstrating innovative and practical approaches to the governance of local authorities including openness, transparency, accountability and resilience.

The entry should include:

  • Full details of the project or work referred to.
  • Evidence of how it has supported probity and/or open and transparent decision making within a public authority.
  • The benefit of the work demonstrated by its impact upon the local authority and its community and/or the openness, transparency and democratic workings of the relevant Authority.

Litigation Lawyer/Team of the Year

This Award will recognise outstanding achievement by a local authority/team in legal work relating to civil or criminal litigation.

The entry should include:

  • Relevant case studies which demonstrate the expertise and key activity of the individual/team.
  • The benefit of the work demonstrated by its impact upon the community and/or the workings of the Authority.
  • Where relevant, outcomes contributing to development of the law and/or innovation in practice.

People Related Lawyer/Team of the Year

This Award will recognise outstanding achievement by a local authority lawyer/team in any field of law relating to people. This includes, children law, adult social care, health and employment law.

The entry should include:

  • Relevant case studies which demonstrate the expertise and key activity of the individual/team.
  • The beneficial impact of such work upon the community and/or workings (including finance) of the Authority.
  • Supporting internal and external testimonials to the legal expertise deployed and/or value added by the work undertaken.

Public/Private Partnership Lawyer/Team of the Year

This Award will recognise outstanding achievement by a local authority lawyer/team on a project involving partnership working centred around joint working with the private sector to bring together corporate expertise with clear outcomes and tangible benefits. This category includes all areas of local authority law and practice.

The entry should include:

  • Relevant case studies which demonstrate the expertise and key activity of the partnership
  • The benefit of the work demonstrated by its impact upon the community and/or the workings of the Authority including where appropriate, overcoming funding issues, raising finance, attracting investment to the area and other measurable improvements to services.
  • Evidencing contribution to the objectives of the Authority and/or proactive partnership working between entities.

Significant Contribution to Local Government Law & Practice

This Award will recognise a significant impact from the long-term dedication of a local authority lawyer to local government law and practice. The Award is also open to retired lawyers or those who have left the profession providing they do not currently work in the private sector.

The entry should include a biography of the individual and their local authority employment history and activities including:

  • Details of the individuals key achievements throughout their career.
  • Details of work undertaken to raise the profile of local authority lawyers or represent them including appointments on outside bodies.
  • Significant historical project work undertaken.
  • Supporting testimonials.

Junior Lawyer of the Year

This Award will go to a lawyer who is a trainee or is less than five years qualified in their professional legal status. We are looking for a junior lawyer who has made an exceptional contribution to their team, demonstrating a dynamic and innovative approach to achieving the goals of their Service and their Authority.

The entry should include:

  • Details of the individual's key achievements.
  • Demonstrate their commitment to public service and public service objectives.
  • Demonstrate the individual's ability to contribute to the desired outcomes for their service and clients as a junior member of the team.

Local Government Legal Professional of the Year

This Award will recognise outstanding achievement by a Local Authority legal professional in any field of legal practice, and/or in relation to the development of legal services delivery or practice.

The entry should include an outline of key activity of the individual in 2017/18 including:

  • Details of the individuals key achievements.
  • The beneficial impact of the individual's activity upon the community and/or the objectives and/or workings of their Authority.
  • Supporting internal and external testimonials to the expertise deployed and/or value added by the work undertaken.

Local Government Legal Team of the Year

This Award will be made to the legal team which can demonstrate most creativity, innovation, knowledge, client sensitivity/responsiveness and contribution to corporate, diversity and community objectives.

The entry should include:

  • Relevant details of key members of the team and their roles.
  • Case studies and/or projects which evidence the qualities noted above.
  • Evidence of excellence in service delivery, impact upon the community and/or contribution to the workings of the Authority.