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Over the past eight years, the annual Family Law Awards have firmly established themselves as a highly prestigious event, celebrating the success and achievements of family lawyers and the vital contribution that they make to society. The 2018 ceremony will take place on Wednesday 28 November. Nominations can be made here and close at midday on Friday 1 June 2018.
The shortlist and winners will once again be chosen by a judging panel made up of the heads of the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution and the Association of Lawyers for Children, along with Family Law and LexisNexis editors and publishing executives. The Pro Bono Award winner will be decided by key figures from the pro bono community.
In keeping with tradition, three of this year’s Awards will be voted for by the family law community (Clerking Team, Legal Executive, and Commentator Awards). A shortlist of four nominees will be selected by LexisNexis from the nominations received and voting will open on the Family Law Awards website in September.
This year’s charity partner will be the Coram Children’s Legal Centre. Part of the Coram group of charities, it promotes and protects the rights of children in the UK and internationally in line with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The 2018 black tie event will be held at The Ballroom South Bank, featuring a sparkling drinks reception, three-course meal and the awards ceremony. A DJ, disco and cash bar will ensure that this year’s celebrations continue long into the night. The 2017 ceremony was attended by over 500 guests drawn from across the family law community, including solicitors’ practices, the Bar and the public sector.
See the list of awards, the criteria and have your say by submitting your nominations on the Family Law Awards site before midday Friday 1 June.
Tickets are now available to purchase from the Awards website either individually at £190 + VAT or you can book a table of 10. All previous Family Law Awards ceremonies have sold out, so book early to avoid disappointment.
Please call Megan, Darcie or Suzanne on +44 (0)20 8662 2065 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the conversation about the Awards on Twitter using the hashtag: #familylawawards
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Geraldine is Head of LexisPSL Family. She was admitted as a solicitor in 1992 and was in practice for 15 years, most recently as a partner and head of the family team at Hart Brown, a large Surrey firm.
Geraldine writes for Butterworths Family Law Service and is a past editor of the Resolution Review. She has been published in the New Law Journal, the Law Society Gazette and the District Judges’ Bulletin as well as in the national press including the Times and the Telegraph.
When in practice she was a member of the Law Society Family and Children Panels, and an accredited Resolution Specialist with a focus on advanced financial provision and pensions. A past Resolution regional secretary and press officer, Geraldine also contributed chapters to the Resolution publications, International Aspects of Family Law (3rd Edition 2009) and The Modern Family (2012).
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