Entries for the 2017 Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards are now open.

Except for a few obvious exceptions, the following criteria are not prescriptive. They are intended to give general guidance on the aspects of each category which the judges are likely to consider, but they should not be seen as limiting the scope of possible entries.

Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the YearDefendant Personal Injury Lawyer of the YearClaimant Personal Injury Team of the YearDefendant Personal Injury Team of the YearClinical Negligence Lawyer of the YearClinical Negligence Team of the YearBarristers’ Chambers of the YearMediation Achiever of the YearRehab Provider of the YearClaims Management Company of the YearMedicolegal Provider of the YearInsurance Provider of the YearSupporting the IndustryYoung Achiever of the YearPractice/Operations Manager of the YearMarketing Campaign of the YearOutstanding Case of the YearOutstanding Achievement of the YearLifetime Achievement Award

Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year

    • Take on challenging cases or issues
    • Achieve impressive successes
    • Demonstrate outstanding client care
    • Recognition from peers for achievements
    • Pro bono work
    • Contribution to the wider legal community
    • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Defendant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year

  • Take on challenging cases or issues
  • Achieve impressive successes
  • Demonstrate outstanding client care
  • Recognition from peers for achievements
  • Pro bono work
  • Contribution to the wider legal community
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year

  • Achieve impressive successes
  • Real teamwork
  • Effective/innovative management
  • Dedication to development and welfare of staff
  • Demonstrate outstanding client care
  • Recognition by clients and other firms
  • Pro bono work
  • Contribution to the wider legal community
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Defendant Personal Injury Team of the Year

  • Achieve impressive successes
  • Real teamwork
  • Effective/innovative management
  • Dedication to development and welfare of staff
  • Demonstrate outstanding client care
  • Recognition by clients and other firms
  • Pro bono work
  • Contribution to the wider legal community
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year

  • Able to demonstrate real results for clients, particularly in difficult cases
  • Demonstrate a commitment to maintaining or reaching the highest levels of client care
  • Employment of innovative thinking/approaches to resolving cases
  • Recognition from colleagues and/or peers for achievements
  • Contribution to the wider legal community
  • Pro bono work
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Clinical Negligence Team of the Year

  • Must have achieved impressive results
  • Demonstrate a commitment to maintaining or reaching the highest levels of client care
  • Must be able to demonstrate real teamwork
  • Effective/innovative management
  • Dedication to development and welfare of staff
  • Recognition by clients/colleagues/peers
  • Pro bono work
  • Contribution to the wider legal community
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Barristers’ Chambers of the Year

  • A strong track record of success
  • Involvement in prominent cases
  • A reputation for technical excellence and practical solutions
  • Strong relationships with clients across the industry
  • Contribution to the wider legal community
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Mediation Achiever of the Year

  • Track record of successes achieved through the use of mediation to the demonstrable benefit of clients
  • Innovative and effective approaches, an ability to think outside the box
  • Committed advocate of the benefits of mediation to profession and clients
  • Contribution to the wider legal community
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Rehab Provider of the Year

  • Demonstrate excellent client and patient satisfaction
  • Demonstrate a strong track record of success
  • Have a reputation for excellence within the legal and insurance sectors
  • Constant desire to improve service
  • Innovative and flexible approach
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Claims Management Company of the Year

  • Outstanding commitment to ethical and effective claims handling
  • Maintaining the highest levels of client service, satisfaction and focus
  • Contribution to clients’ business
  • Commercial innovation, development and success
  • Excellent reputation across industry
  • Demonstrate leadership in the sector
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Medicolegal Provider of the Year

  • Professional excellence among agency staff
  • Effective, efficient and good value work
  • Highest levels of client care
  • Good relationships with employees
  • Commercial innovation, development and success
  • Excellent reputation across industry
  • Demonstrate leadership in the sector
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Insurance Provider of the Year

  • Effective service
  • Strong product line
  • Innovative approach
  • Demonstrate excellent client care
  • Positive relationships with parties across the industry
  • Growth and commercial success
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Supporting the Industry

For anyone who provides services to professionals working in the personal injury and medico-legal sectors

Not open to software and IT systems providers

  • Identify and meet industry needs effectively and efficiently
  • Demonstrably add value to clients’ operations
  • Maintain excellent relationships across the industry
  • Go the extra mile for clients
  • Growth and commercial success
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Young Achiever of the Year

Maximum age of 30 at the date of the ceremony

  • Stand out from colleagues as someone who has made an impact for clients and firm
  • Meaningful involvement in significant work
  • Commitment to employer
  • Demonstrable energy, initiative, drive, professionalism etc
  • Making a broader contribution to the profession
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Practice/Operations Manager of the Year

Open to practice and office managers, and members of barristers’ chambers’ clerking teams

  • Demonstrate outstanding achievement in practice/operations manager role
  • Bring added value to the business
  • Show loyalty and commitment to employer
  • Maintain excellent relationships both internally and externally
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Marketing Campaign of the Year

Open to any new marketing initiative launched during the previous 12 months – any campaign via any media will be considered.

  • Demonstrate how the campaign achieved measurable positive results
  • Show how the campaign embodies originality and ‘thinking outside of the box’
  • Describe how the ongoing progress of the campaign was monitored and maintained or modified
  • Consider both teamwork and noteworthy personal contributions to its success
  • Anything else noteworthy that is not covered above

 

Enter Award.

Outstanding Case of the Year

  • Entries will be accepted from lawyers who have worked on exceptional cases that have resulted in a precedent-setting judgement under challenging circumstances.
  • The nominated case should have had a demonstrable impact on the wider industry

Please also inform us of anything else that you feel is particularly noteworthy, that is not covered in the above criteria

 

Enter Award.

Outstanding Achievement of the Year

Open to individuals, teams, law firms and companies

  • The entrant must have made a major positive contribution to the PI sector in the last 12 months (September 2016 – September 2017)
  • The contribution can be anything that impacts the PI sector. From setting a precedent with a legal case, to establishing a new insurance product
  • Entrants into other categories are encouraged to put themselves forward if they feel they have a strong case

 

Enter Award.

Lifetime Achievement Award

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This award will be presented at the judges’ discretion, however, if you would like to make a recommendation please email paul.bunce@barkerbrooks.co.uk.