Edmonds Marshall McMahon, and other former winners of The Lawyer Awards, plus this year’s shortlisted teams and in-house counsel gathered last week for The Lawyer Awards first ‘Best in Class’ event, a networking and best practice exchange session ahead of tomorrow’s awards ceremony. Tamlyn Edmonds of EMM was invited to facilitate a roundtable discussion between this year’s shortlisted firms for Boutique Law Firm of the Year – City.
Creativity, novelty and – crucially – hard evidence, were just a few of the ways candidates caught the eye of this year’s The Lawyer Awards’ judges. Three of the 20-strong judging panel were interviewed live on stage by The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths and held the delegates’ attention with their critiques of the 400-plus entries to The Lawyer Awards. Jeffrey Eneberi, general counsel at Just Eat and Tim Jones, general counsel at England Rugby 2015, highlighted the importance of concise and innovative entries along with Lloyds Banking Group’s corporate counsel Lesley Wan.