Award Categories 2019

BARRISTER OF THE YEAR
*This is an award category for an INDIVIDUAL
Who should enter: Barristers who act for freeholders and / or leaseholders in enfranchisement and / or right to manage matters.

ELIGIBILITY

All Barristers, seven years plus

JUDGING CRITERIA

-Demonstrable quality of service: successful lease extensions/collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled
– Profile of notable case (within the last 12 months)
– Specific challenges that were met and overcome
– Depth of applied knowledge and expertise
– Excellence in client communications
– New instructions; marketing of and innovation in enfranchisement
– Professional development and leadership skills
– Entries must be made or supported by client testimonial(s)

 

 


CHAMBERS OF THE YEAR
*This is an award category for an COMPANY/ORGANISATION
Who should enter: Chambers who act for freeholders and / or leaseholders in enfranchisement and / or right to manage matters, including service charge issues.

ELIGIBILITY
All Chambers.

JUDGING CRITERIA 

– Demonstrable quality of service: successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled
– Specific challenges that were met and overcome
– Depth of applied knowledge and expertise
– Excellence in client communications
– Innovation in marketing and business development
– Staff development
– Entries must be made or supported by client testimonial(s)

 


PRACTICE MANAGER OF THE YEAR 
*This is an award category for an INDIVIDUAL
Who should enter:  Individuals within those Chambers, or firms of Solicitors or Valuers with a specialist practice area of enfranchisement and/or right to manage matters who are employed for the purpose of strategic development, hiring and training administrative staff, keeping records and ensuring the practice is compliance with industry regulations.

ELIGIBILITY
Practice Manager / Clerk

JUDGING CRITERIA

– Strategic development of business over the last 12 months
– Quality of marketing, innovation and business development
– Excellence in communication and business retention
– Management of fee negotiation
– Management of diary and distribution of work
– Development of Practice Management team
– Entries must be made or supported by client testimonial(s)

 


SOLICITOR OF THE YEAR
*This is an award category for an INDIVIDUAL
Who should enter:  
Individual Solicitors who act for for freeholders and / or leaseholders in enfranchisement and / or right to manage matters.

ELIGIBILITY
All Solicitors

JUDGING CRITERIA 

– Profile of notable case  (within the last 12 months)
– Depth of applied knowledge and expertise (evidence of continued professional learning)
– Excellence in client communications
– New instructions: marketing of and innovation in enfranchisement
– Quality of service: successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled
– Entries must be made or supported by client testimonial(s)

 


LONDON SOLICITORS FIRM OF THE YEAR
*This is an award category for an COMPANY/ORGANISATION
Who should enter:  Solicitor firms who act for freeholders and / or leaseholders in enfranchisement and / or right to manage matters.

ELIGIBILITY
All Solicitor Firms within the 32 London boroughs – please click here for the full list of qualifying boroughs.  
*Please note you may not enter this award if you have submitted an entry for Solicitor Firm of the Year – outside London. 

JUDGING CRITERIA 

– Examples of notable cases  (within the last 12 months)
– Depth of applied knowledge and expertise across the firm
– Excellence in client communications and retention
– Successful innovation in marketing and business development
– Quality of service: successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled
– Staff development
– Entries must be made or supported by client testimonial(s)

 


 

SOLICITORS FIRM OF THE YEAR – OUTSIDE LONDON  
*This is an award category for an COMPANY/ORGANISATION
Who should enter:  Solicitor firms who act for freeholders and / or leaseholders in enfranchisement and / or right to manage matters.

ELIGIBILITY
All Solicitors firms outside of the 32 London boroughs – please click here for the full list of London boroughs. 

*Please note you may not enter this award if you have submitted an entry for London Solicitors Firm of the Year.

JUDGING CRITERIA 

– Examples of notable cases  (within the last 12 months)
– Depth of applied knowledge and expertise across the firm
– Excellence in client communications and retention
– Successful Innovation in marketing and business development
– Quality of service: successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled
– Staff development
– Entries must be made or supported by client testimonial(s)

 


LONDON VALUERS FIRM OF THE YEAR
*This is an award category for an COMPANY/ORGANISATION
Who should enter: Valuer firms who act for freeholders and / or leaseholders in enfranchisement and / or right to manage matters.

ELIGIBILITY
All Valuers within the 32 London boroughs – please click here for the full list of qualifying boroughs.  
* Please note you may not enter this award if you have submitted an entry for Valuers Firm of the Year – Outside London.

JUDGING CRITERIA

– Examples of notable cases  (within the last 12 months)
– Depth of applied knowledge and expertise across the firm
– Excellence in client communications and retention
– Successful Innovation in marketing and business development
– Quality of service: successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled
– Staff development
– Sample of valuation report (PDF)
– Upload terms of business (PDF)
– Entries must be made or supported by client testimonial(s)

 


VALUERS FIRM OF THE YEAR – OUTSIDE LONDON
*This is an award category for an COMPANY/ORGANISATION
Who should enter: Valuer firms who act for freeholders and / or leaseholders in enfranchisement and / or right to manage matters.

ELIGIBILITY
All Valuers firms outside of the 32 London boroughs – please click here for the full list of London boroughs.
*Please note you may not enter this award if you have submitted an entry for London Valuers Firm of the Year.

JUDGING CRITERIA 

– Examples of notable cases  (within the last 12 months)
– Depth of applied knowledge and expertise across the firm
– Excellence in client communications and retention
– Successful Innovation in marketing and business development
– Quality of service: successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled
– Staff development
– Sample of valuation report (PDF)
– Upload terms of business (PDF)
– Entries must be made or supported by client testimonial(s)

 


VALUER OF THE YEAR
*This is an award category for an INDIVIDUAL
Who should enter: Valuers who act for freeholders and / or leaseholders in enfranchisement and / or right to manage matters.

ELIGIBILITY
All Valuers

JUDGING CRITERIA 

– Examples of notable case  (within the last 12 months)
– Depth of applied knowledge and expertise
– Excellence in client communications and retention
– Successful Innovation in marketing and business development
– Quality of service: successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled
– Sample of valuation report (PDF)
– Upload terms of business (PDF)
– Entries must be made or supported by client testimonial(s)

 


YOUNG PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR
*This is an award category for an INDIVIDUAL
Who should enter:  
Individuals under 35 years old, who act for freeholders and / or leaseholders in enfranchisement and / or right to manage matters.

ELIGIBILITY
Solicitors, valuers, accountants and other professional advisers.

 JUDGING CRITERIA 

– Evidence of applied knowledge and expertise in your field
– Your measurable contribution to the success of the business
– Demonstration of notable case study (within the last 12 months)
– Excellence in client communications and retention
– Professional development and leadership skills
– Successful innovation in marketing and business development
– Entries must be made or supported by client testimonial(s)