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Family Law Awards nominees announced for two awards

Date:15 SEP 2011

Family Law AwardsJordan Publishing has announced the list of nominees for the two Family Law Awards open to the readers' vote: ADR Practitioner of the Year Award and the Readers' Commentary Award. Readers can now visit  familylawawards.com/nominees to read the reasons provided for each nomination and then vote on who they would like to win by visiting familylawawards.com/vote.

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a nomination and congratulate all those who have been nominated.

The nominees for the ADR Practitioner of the Year Award are:

  • Kim Beatson, Head of Family Department, Anthony Gold
  • Stephen Anderson, Solicitor and Collaborative Practitioner, Birketts LLP
  • Sarah Anticoni, Partner, Charles Russell LLP
  • Gillian Bishop, Partner, Family Law in Partnership LLP
  • Elizabeth Tait, Partner, Irwin Mitchell
  • Tom Farrell, Financial Planner, Mediator, Merlin Financial Consultants
  • Marian Roberts, Family Mediation Practitioner, South East London Family Mediation Bureau
  • Denise Ingamells, Head of Mediation, TV Edwards LLP
  • Suzanne Kingston, Partner, Withers LLP

The nominees for the Readers' Commentary Award are:

  • Duncan Adam, District Judge member of Family Procedure Rule Committee
  • Nick Brown, Barrister St Philip's Chambers, Birmingham
  • Peter G Harris, Robert H George and Jonathan Herring, University of Oxford
  • David Hodson, Partner, The International Family Law Group LLP
  • Lisa Parkinson, Family Mediator and Trainer, Bristol Family Mediators Association
  • Professor Rebecca Probert, University of Warwick

The deadline for voting is Thursday 29 September 2011. The short-list of the four nominees with the most votes will be announced in the week commencing 3 October 2011 along with the short-lists of nominees for the other six awards. The winners will be announced at the Family Law Awards ceremony on Tuesday 18 October 2011 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel in London.

The nomination deadline for the awards expired on Monday. The shortlist and winners for the remaining six awards will be chosen by a judging panel made up of the heads of the three family law practitioners' associations; the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution and the Association of Lawyers for Children, along with Family Law editors and publishing executives.

If you wish to attend the awards ceremony, a few tickets are remaining and can be purchased from our website for just £50 each. Discounts for multiple tickets are also available, please call us on 0117 918 1425 for further information quoting promotion code R324. Alternatively pay only £25 when also purchasing a ticket for the Family Law Conference 2011 which immediately precedes the awards ceremony: familylawtraining.co.uk/flc.