The Women in Law Awards 2020 will now take place online

About the Women in Law Awards 2020

Incisive Media is delighted to launch the Women in Law Awards 2020, an exciting new opportunity to showcase the achievements and innovations of women across all areas of legal practice.

The legal profession has made significant strides down the road to creating a genuinely diverse, equal opportunities landscape. Law firms and organisations have become increasingly transparent about their gender pay gap and flexible working conditions are commonplace. But there is still a long way to go to break the glass ceiling that impacts the career prospects of women in legal practice and at board level. The Awards are also here to recognise non-practising roles in law firms, in-house teams and across the industry as a whole.

About the Awards

The Women in Law Awards will honour the inspiring achievements of women across all segments of the industry and will also help shape the discussion around how diversity can be improved by highlighting some of the most forward-thinking initiatives. Showcasing excellence and achievement is a vital tool in the continuing battle to establish equality across all parts of the profession and in all roles.

We hope you will take this opportunity to either nominate yourself or a valued colleague and we look forward to revealing the finalists and winners on 11 November at special online awards ceremony.

Please note a person can only be nominated in a maximum of three categories. Women currently on a career break can also be nominated. Some categories are also open to men. Please refer to the category eligibility criteria for more details.

Nominations closed at 5pm on Friday 17 January 2020

This event is working towards the International Standard ISO 20121 and follows guidance set out by the Sustainable Event Alliance (SEA)

Event Countdown


Law Firm of the Year – Large Firms

Law Firm of the Year – Small to Medium 

Legal Department of the Year 

Supplier of the Year 

Gender Diversity Project of the Year 

Diversity Project of the Year 

Woman of the Year                                                                                                                            

Male Diversity Champion of the Year 

Law Firm Leader of the Year 

General Counsel of the Year

Entrepreneur of the Year

Mentor of the Year

Outstanding Returner of the Year

Barrister/Advocate of the Year

Dealmaker of the Year

Legal Adviser of the Year

In-house Lawyer of the Year

Legal Services Innovator of the Year

Rising Star – Private Practice Lawyer of the Year

Rising Star – In-house Lawyer of the Year

Rising Star – Barrister/Advocate of the Year

Rising Star - Legal Services Innovator

Unsung Hero

Sustainability Champion of the Year

Business Leader, Lawyer and Diversity Campaigner
Executive Director & Senior Counsel
Goldman Sachs
Deputy Vice President
The Law Society
Managing Director of Events
Incisive Media
Senior Counsel
Hogan Lovells
Partner, Global Head of Legal & Professional Services
Head of Responsible Business
Simmons & Simmons
Rule Ltd
Consultant, business coach and mentor
Sonya Leydecker Consulting
Global City Media
Senior Independent Director
Investec Bank PLC
Aspiring Barrister and law blogger
Lawyer in the Making
Chief Legal Innovation Officer
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Senior Partner
Travers Smith
Founder and CEO
Founder and Director
Fair Play Talks
Executive DIrector
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
General Counsel UK & Ireland
Hays PLC
General Counsel, UK & Ireland
Hays PLC
Real estate finance solicitor
Sister Snog


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Head of Business Development
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Event Manager
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