The Judges

 

The judging panel for The Lawyer Awards is made up of leading figures from the legal profession, ranging from general counsel at public and private companies to senior private practice lawyers and silks. Many of the judges  were in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2016 or have been former award winners. This year we have widened the panel to include several managing partners from international firms, including the US, China, Germany and Ireland. Broadly, and to ensure we get the most valuable insight into the submissions, in-house lawyers judge the private practice entries and vice versa. No panellist judges categories in which (s)he or his/her firm or business may have been nominated. 

  • Alexander Ritvay

    Alexander Ritvay

    Partner

    Noerr

  • Alistair Maugham

    Alistair Maugham

    Partner

    Morrison Foerster

  • Andrew Lilley

    Andrew Lilley

    Consultant

    Travers Smith

  • Andrew Wilkinson

    Andrew Wilkinson

    Partner

    Weil, Gotshal & Manges

  • Annabel Dumbell

    Annabel Dumbell

    Managing Director of Litigation - North EMEA

    Accenture

  • Anneli Howard

    Anneli Howard

    Junior Counsel

    Monckton Chambers

  • Brad Karp

    Brad Karp

    Chair

    Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

  • Claire Petts

    Claire Petts

    Partner

    Clyde & Co

  • Creighton Condon

    Creighton Condon

    Senior Partner

    Shearman & Sterling

  • David Taylor

    David Taylor

    General Counsel

    Pension Protection Fund

  • Edward Smith

    Edward Smith

    General Counsel

    Telefonica UK

  • Gareth Brewerton

    Gareth Brewerton

    Group General Counsel

    South Staffordshire Plc

  • Graeme Baldwin

    Graeme Baldwin

    SVP, Deputy General Counsel, Finance

    Pearson

  • Guy Blackwood

    Guy Blackwood

    QC

    Quadrant Chambers

  • Guy Stobart

    Guy Stobart

    Consultant

  • Haibin Xue

    Haibin Xue

    Managing Partner

    Zhong Lun Law Firm, London Office

  • Ian Terry

    Ian Terry

    Partner

    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

  • James Ormrod

    James Ormrod

    General Counsel and Company Secretary

    Mitie

  • James Wickes

    James Wickes

    Partner

    RPC

  • Jami McKeown

    Jami McKeown

    Chair

    Morgan Lewis

  • Jeff Eneberi

    Jeff Eneberi

    General Counsel

    Just Eat

  • Jerry Clements

    Jerry Clements

    Partner

    Locke Lord

  • John Abramson

    John Abramson

    General Counsel

    Travelers Europe

  • Julian Yarr

    Julian Yarr

    Managing Partner

    A&L Goodbody

  • Lesley Wan

    Lesley Wan

    Corporate Real Estate Counsel

    Lloyds Bank

  • Lisa Mayhew

    Lisa Mayhew

    Managing Partner

    BLP

  • Luis De Carlos

    Luis De Carlos

    Managing Partner

    Uria Menendez

  • Maaike De Bie

    Maaike De Bie

    General Counsel

    Royal Mail

  • Matthew Wilson

    Matthew Wilson

    Legal Director

    Uber

  • Michael Blair

    Michael Blair

    Partner

    Debevoise & Plimpton

  • Nicola Maguire

    Nicola Maguire

    Life Sciences Partner

    Cooley

  • Nicola Shand

    Nicola Shand

    General Counsel

    Scotia Gas Networks

  • Oliver Bretz

    Oliver Bretz

    Director

    Euclid Law

  • Peter Crisp

    Peter Crisp

    Dean and CEO

    BPP Law School

  • Peter Kalis

    Peter Kalis

    Chairman and Global Managing Partner

    K&L Gates

  • Rachel Canham

    Rachel Canham

    Chief Counsel M&A

    BT

  • Raj Singh-Dehal

    Raj Singh-Dehal

    HR & Commercial Services Director

    Center Parcs UK

  • Rhodri Lewis

    Rhodri Lewis

    Head of Legal Affairs

    Welsh Rugby Union Group

  • Sarah Binder

    Sarah Binder

    Director – Legal, Governance and Compliance

    PlusNet

  • Sheena Singla

    Sheena Singla

    General Counsel

    Essar Energy

  • Solomon Osagie

    Solomon Osagie

    Chief Legal Counsel

    Tysys

  • Sonal Sejpal

    Sonal Sejpal

    Director

    Anjarwalla & Khanna

  • Stephan Swinkels

    Stephan Swinkels

    Executive Director

    L&E Global

  • Thomas Brown

    Thomas Brown

    Director and Head of Legal UK and Ireland

    PayPal