How to nominate for the PI Awards
There are two ways to enter the PI awards.
Option 1: Please submit a video, which should be no longer than 3 minutes long
Option 2: Please enter your nomination of 250-1000 words (CVs will not be accepted).
Please note that appendices and any other additional materials will not be accepted.
Please pay particular attention to the criteria for the award you are submitting a nomination for. Nominees are judged by their achievements in the category for which they have been nominated.
Multiple entries to the PI awards are permitted however entries will be judged on quality, not quantity.
For all of the PI awards, achievements outside of the category will be taken into account, including non legal work, contributions to the community and pro-bono work. Multiple entries are permitted. You are very welcome to nominate yourself to win an award.
Rules and guidelines
Please note that the awards are not open to software suppliers.
The decision of the judging panel is at its absolute discretion and is final. There is no right of appeal against any decision.
The Judging panel will not be able to provide any feedback at any stage of the judging process. In judging, the judges will use their skill and judgment, considering information that is put to them in the nomination form and supporting documentation, their knowledge and experience of the legal profession and of the wider community.
The presentations to all finalists in each category will take place at the awards dinner on 29 November 2017. All finalists will be invited to attend (at their own cost) and will be given priority ticket allocation. Closing date for nominations is 8 September 2017.
All nominees will be notified whether they are through to the final by 30 September 2017. Please could all nominators and nominees ensure that the date of the awards is in their diaries.
Please note that the awards are not open to software providers.
All nominations are treated as entirely confidential.
Judges Appointment process
Barker Brooks/Claims Media seek to appoint the very best of the profession each year to join the judging panel for the PI awards.
The panel is carefully selected to ensure the selection process is fair and objective and includes experts from across the industry. The judges are bound by a strict confidentiality agreement and are required to declare any conflict of interest in entries over which they deliberate and to stand aside from deliberations concerning those entries.
Judges give their time for free to judge the PI awards.