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Methodology for the 2019 Australasian Law Awards

DEAL AWARD CATEGORIES

Stage 1 – Nominations

The legal industry is invited to nominate and detail the most significant deals their firms or organisations have completed during calendar year 2018. All nominations must be made via the online nomination portal on the Australasian Law Awards website.

Stage 2 – Research

The Australasian Law Awards team will also conduct research and draw on industry knowledge and information gained through sister publication Australasian Lawyer to supplement and support nominations received.

Stage 3 – Finalists

Once the research has been completed, finalists will be selected in each deal category and announced on the Australasian Law Awards website and through Australasian Lawyer.

Stage 4 – Judging

The Australasian Law Awards team will provide full details of each shortlisted deal to an independent panel of judges. The panel will assess and score each deal according to four criteria: size, complexity, breadth and innovation.

Stage 5 – Winners

Using a simple points system to aggregate judges’ scores, the deal with the highest score in each category will win. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony then published on the Australasian Law Awards website and in Australasian Lawyer.

 

FIRM AND PROFESSION AWARD CATEGORIES

Stage 1 – Nominations

The legal industry is invited to nominate the most outstanding individuals and firms in each category based on their performance and achievements during calendar year 2018. Individuals and firms are also able to nominate themselves. All nominations must be made via the online nomination portal on the Australasian Law Awards website.      

Stage 2 - Research

The Australasian Law Awards team will also conduct research and draw on industry knowledge and information gained through sister publication Australasian Lawyer to supplement and support nominations received.

Stage 3 – Finalists

Once the research has been completed, finalists will be selected in each category and announced on the Australasian Law Awards website and through Australasian Lawyer. All finalists are then invited to complete a detailed submission.

Stage 4 – Judging

The Australasian Law Awards team will send completed finalist submissions to an independent panel of judges. The panel will assess and provide each finalist with a score according to the relevant category criteria.

Stage 5 – Winners

Using a simple points system to aggregate judges’ scores, the finalist with the highest score in each category will win. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony then published on the Australasian Law Awards website and in Australasian Lawyer.

 

IN-HOUSE AWARD CATEGORIES

Stage 1 – Nominations

The legal industry is invited to nominate the most outstanding individuals and teams in each category based on their performance and achievements during calendar year 2018. Individuals and in-house teams are also able to nominate themselves. All nominations are made via the online nomination portal on the Australasian Law Awards website.      

Stage 2 - Research

The Australasian Law Awards team will also conduct research and draw on industry knowledge and information gained through sister publication Australasian Lawyer to supplement and support nominations received.

Stage 3 – Finalists

Once the research has been completed, finalists will be selected in each category and announced on the Australasian Law Awards website and through Australasian Lawyer. All finalists are then invited to complete a detailed submission for the judging panel.

Stage 4 – Judging

The Australasian Law Awards team will send completed finalist submissions to an independent panel of judges. The panel will assess and provide each finalist with a score according to the relevant category criteria.

Stage 5 – Winners

Using a simple points system to aggregate judges’ scores, the finalist with the highest score in each category will win. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony then published on the Australasian Law Awards website and in Australasian Lawyer.

 

 

 

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