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The deadline for nominations for the Family Law Awards 2013 has been extended to Sunday 28 April. Several law firms and chambers requested an extension to the nomination deadline and as a result Jordan Publishing has decided to extend the nomination deadline by two weeks.
If you know an excellent family lawyer who deserves recognition, you now have until 28 April to nominate them at familylawawards.com.
The awards ceremony will be held on 9 October 2013 at the prestigious London Hilton hotel on Park Lane, Mayfair.
A limited number of discounts are available for those who reserve a table or book a place early. To book a place or reserve a table, click here. All previous Family Law Awards ceremonies have sold out, so book early to avoid disappointment.
The shortlist and winners will be chosen by a judging panel made up of the heads of the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution and the Association of Lawyers for Children, along with Family Law editors and publishing executives.
In addition, three of the awards will be voted for by the family law community (Innovative Family Lawyer, Legal Executive, and Commentator awards). A shortlist of four nominees will be selected by Jordan Publishing from the nominations received and voting will open on the Family Law Awards website on Monday 13 May 2013 and will close on Wednesday 31 July.
Full list of awards decided by judging panel:
1. Family Law Firm of the Year- Sponsored by 4 Paper Buildings 2. Family Law Chambers of the Year- Sponsored by Goldsmith Chambers 3. Family Law Partner of the Year 4. Family Law Associate Solicitor of the Year - Sponsored by 1 Garden Court 5. Family Law Young Solicitor of the Year - Sponsored by 14 Grays Inn Square 6. Family Law QC of the Year 7. Family Law Junior Barrister of the Year 8. Family Law Young Barrister of the Year 9. International Family Lawyer of the Year 10. Local Authority Family Lawyer of the Year - Sponsored by 4 Paper Buildings 11. Family Law ADR Practitioner of the Year 12. Family Pro Bono Lawyer of the year 13. Cornwell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Family Law - Sponsored by Coram Chambers
Full list of awards voted for by family law community:
14. Family Law Legal Executive of the Year 15. Most Innovative Family Lawyer of the Year 16. Family Law Commentator of the Year