Entries for the 2019 Personal Injury Awards are CLOSED

  • Read the full list of categories and decide which provide the most appropriate opportunity for you to demonstrate your best initiatives
  • Submit relevant information according to the criteria (please see each individual award)
  • Written entries should be between 250 and 1,000 words. CVs are not accepted
  • Video entries should be a maximum of three minutes in length, have a resolution of 640 x 480 minimum, a maximum file size of 100MB, and be in MP4 or MOV formats

TIPS

  • Feel free to enter the same initiative in multiple categories, but don’t just copy and paste—each entry must be tailored for the specific criteria of the particular category
  • Reference achievements outside of the scope of the category, including extracurricular contributions to the sector and your local and business communities, as these make you stand out
  • Don’t include appendices or any other additional materials in your entries, as they will not be accepted
Claimant Lawyer of the YearDefendant Lawyer of the YearClaimant Team of the YearDefendant Team of the YearClinical Negligence Lawyer of the YearClinical Negligence Team of the YearCatastrophic Injury Lawyer of the YearCatastrophic Injury Team of the YearBarristers Chambers of the YearMediation Achiever of the YearRehab Provider of the YearClaims Management Company of the YearMedicolegal Provider of the YearPersonal Injury Trust Provider of the YearInsurance Provider of the YearSupporting the Industry AwardYoung Achiever of the YearMarketing Campaign of the YearOutstanding Case of the YearOutstanding Achievement of the YearLifetime Achievement Award

Claimant Lawyer of the Year

  • Take on challenging cases or issues on behalf of claimants
  • Achieve impressive successes
  • Demonstrate outstanding client care
  • Recognition from peers for achievements
  • Pro-bono work
  • Contribution to the wider legal community

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Defendant Lawyer of the Year

  • Take on challenging cases or issues on behalf of defendants
  • Achieve impressive successes
  • Demonstrate outstanding client care
  • Recognition from peers for achievements
  • Pro-bono work
  • Contribution to the wider legal community

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Claimant Team of the Year

  • Achieve impressive successes on behalf of claimants
  • 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

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Defendant Team of the Year

  • Achieve impressive successes on behalf of defendants
  • 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

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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

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Clinical Negligence Team 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
  • 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

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Catastrophic Injury Lawyer of the Year

  • Open to individuals who practise in catastrophic injury on a day-to-day basis
  • Heightened understanding of and demonstrable commitment to the needs of catastrophically injured clients and their families
  • Proven aptitude for deciding appropriate level of care, equipment, loss of earnings and other client needs
  • Experience of working with medical experts and capable of understanding and interpreting scientific diagnoses
  • Demonstrable expertise in dispute resolution and settlement
  • Proven track record of best possible outcomes and wins for clients
  • Commitment to providing access to justice

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Catastrophic Injury Team of the Year

  • Open to teams who practise in catastrophic injury on a day-to-day basis
  • Evidence of team collaboration and coordination leading to best possible outcomes and wins for clients
  • Heightened understanding of and demonstrable commitment to the needs of catastrophically injured clients and their families
  • Demonstrable success in dispute resolution and settlement
  • Commitment to providing access to justice

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Barristers Chambers of the Year

  • A strong track record of success for claimants or defendants (or both)
  • 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Personal Injury Trust Provider of the Year

  • Reputation for providing clear and concise advice, keeping the beneficiary’s welfare at heart
  • Demonstrable knowledge of and expertise in trusts, with a particular flair for their application in personal injury scenarios
  • Excellent network of professional trustees
  • Highest levels of client care

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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

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Supporting the Industry Award

  • For anyone who provides services to professionals working in the personal injury sector
  • Identify and meet industry needs effectively and efficiently
  • Add value to clients’ operations
  • Maintain excellent relationships across the industry
  • Go the extra mile for clients
  • Growth and commercial success

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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

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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

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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

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Outstanding Achievement of the Year

  • Open to individuals, teams, law firms and companies
  • The entrant must have made a major positive contribution to the personal injury sector in the past 12 months
  • The contribution can be anything that affects the personal injury 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

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Lifetime Achievement Award

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