The Solicitor of the Year may be recently qualified or have many years of experience and can have practised in any type of organisation and discipline including in-house corporate teams and public bodies.
They will be an exemplar for the solicitors’ profession and will be likely to have achieved particular recognition for their professional work and / or their work in their community or charitable body.
The Judging Panel will look for solicitors who have achieved particular success within their organisation, worked in a ground breaking area of law, or made a specific contribution to their community.
The judges will be looking for entrants that have gone the extra mile and beyond, having a positive and demonstrable impact on their organisation, colleagues and communities. There are many factors that the Judges can consider but will be looking for evidence of great client care, involvement in CSR activities, personal development, team working, leadership, empathy and professional respect.