Women in the City Awards Legal Category Opens for Nominations
2 July 2012
Nominations open today for the legal category of Women in the
City's Women of Achievements Awards, this year endorsed by the Bar
Council, which represents barristers in England and Wales.
Exceptional legal candidates are invited to enter before 20
Shortlisted nominees will be interviewed in October by a judging
panel including Michael Todd QC, Chairman of the Bar Council; Kim
Hollis QC, Chair of the Bar Council's Equality and Diversity
Committee; and Caroline Binham, Legal Correspondent at the
Financial Times and winner of the Bar Council's 2011 Legal
The legal category is sponsored by the catering company Lusso,
which will be represented on the judging panel by its HR Director,
The Awards, given to eight category winners and one overall
winner, aim to highlight and formally recognise the outstanding
contribution which women make to the economy, and to identify those
who are actively promoting and encouraging the progress of women
above and beyond their everyday job.
Chairman of the Bar Council, Michael Todd QC,
"We are excited to be endorsing the legal category of the Women
of Achievement awards, which gives us an opportunity to showcase
some of the most talented lawyers and judges in London today. We
encourage those who have felt particularly inspired or encouraged
by a female colleague to nominate them for this prestigious award.
I look forward to interviewing shortlisted candidates in
Notes to editors
1. Further information is available from the Bar
Council Press Office on 020 7222 2525.
2. Nominations for the sixth annual Women in the City Women
of Achievement Awards 2012 are now open. The legal category winner
will be announced at a Celebration Evening at London Docklands on
Tuesday 30 October, with the overall winner announced at a lunch at
Plaisterers' Hall on 23 November. Nominees must be available for
interview on Wednesday 10 October. For more information, including
instructions on how to nominate a candidate, please click here.
3. The Bar Council represents barristers in England and
Wales. It promotes:
• The Bar's high quality specialist advocacy and advisory
• Fair access to justice for all
• The highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity
across the profession, and
• The development of business opportunities for barristers at
home and abroad.
The General Council of the Bar is the Approved Regulator of the
Bar of England and Wales. It discharges its regulatory functions
through the independent Bar Standards