HR in Law Awards

January 1, 2018

March 2, 2018

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Awards Description



HR in Law is a UK organisation for human resource professionals working within the legal sector. It encourages and facilitates the professional development of HR practitioners and regularly hosts events to promote HR standards.

Chaired by Rob Hind, Head of HR at Macfarlanes LLP, HR in Law has over 140 law firms registered as members. These range from magic and silver circle firms to smaller independent practices.


As champions of direct sourcing, Professionals in Law is the only legal job board to advertise all roles within a law firm. Vacancies come straight from law firms looking to connect with top candidates directly to promote their employer brand while making cost savings.

Working with a diverse mix of firms from the magic circle to regionals, Professionals in Law supports HR teams in their direct recruitment efforts with hands-on account management.


Gain unique recognition. This is the only awards ceremony dedicated to legal HR. Each category and winning criteria has been devised by experts and judges will comprise a panel of distinguished figures.

Affirm your reputation. Each category winner will receive an award to mark their achievement, affirming their reputation as a best-in-class HR function.

Set the standard for the industry. These awards will serve as a benchmark for HR best practice in our sector. By entering, you’ll help us set the standard for HR across the legal world.

Meet and network with your peers. As well as recognising excellence, the HR in Law Awards will be a unique opportunity to enjoy the company of your peers in a night of celebration.


Read this before you enter.

These awards aim to recognise exceptional work by Human Resources teams in law firms across the UK and Ireland. Entering a category shouldn’t be difficult or time-consuming.

In general though, every entry should clearly state what you do (or did), and why it was exceptional or beneficial to your firm. If you’ve got any statistics that add weight to your case, it’s best to include them too.

The judges will give special consideration to effectiveness, originality, return on investment and best practice.

Who can enter?

Entries are accepted from law firms across the UK and Ireland.

Service providers may assist in compiling entries but cannot submit these on behalf of clients.


Entries can only be submitted online by using the official online entry system here. Select the relevant category and follow the on-screen instructions. You can preview the entry forms below.

To be eligible, work must have been carried out between February 2017 and February 2018.


Entry fee is £150 + VAT per entry.

To receive a discount on multiple entries, you must process the entries in one transaction. The discount applied will then be as follows:

1 entry = £150 + VAT in total

2 entries = £225 + VAT in total

3 entries = £275 + VAT in total

4 entries = £300 + VAT in total

All entries past the fourth will be free of charge.

Please note, the discount will only be applied if you process the entries in one transaction. Discounts cannot be applied once entries have been submitted.

All entries must be received by 5pm on Friday 2nd March 2018.

If your entry has been shortlisted, you will be informed by email w/c 2nd April.


The decision of the judges is final. Due to the volume of entries, we cannot always provide individual feedback on entries.

The Grand Prix Award is decided by the judges as the overall winner of all the categories, and cannot be entered directly.


Please note, these PDFs serve only as guides to the information required for an entry. Entries can only be submitted online by using the official online entry system here.

For all categories except Rising Star and Best Individual Contribution, click here to view the entry form guidelines.

For the Rising Star category, please click here.

For the Best Individual Contribution category, please click here.


Contact Information

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May 3, 2018

Tobacco Dock, The Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2SF

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