Award Categories 2020

We are delighted to announce the award categories and judging criteria for The Enfranchisement & Right to Manage Awards 2020.

The entries will be opening shortly!


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 

JUDGING CRITERIA

– Depth of knowledge and expertise applied to cases within the last 12 months and/or contribution to residential leasehold and commonhold Law Reform

– Challenges that were met and overcome

– Excellence in client communications and quality of service 

– Professional development and leadership skills



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 

– Why were the last 12 months an excellent year for your chambers? 

– Evidence of successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled

– Evidence of business development – client acquisition and retention 

– Details of excellence in client communications

– Evidence of staff development and training initiatives including size of team, and how you motivate to increase productivity and retention


PRACTICE MANAGER OF THE YEAR 

*This is an award category for an INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEE

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 compliant 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 

– Practice regulatory compliance 


SOLICITOR OF THE YEAR

*This is an award category for an INDIVIDUAL

Who should enter:   Individual Solicitors who act for freeholders and / or leaseholders in enfranchisement and / or right to manage matters.

ELIGIBILITY

All Solicitors

JUDGING CRITERIA 

– Why were the last 12 months excellent for you?    To including expertise applied to cases within the last 12 months and/or successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled

– Challenges that were met and overcome

– Excellence in client communications and quality of service 

– Evidence of continued professional development and leadership skills



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 

– What has made the last 12 months excellent for your firm? 

– Depth of knowledge and expertise applied to cases within the last 12 months (including successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled)

– Evidence of business development – client acquisition and retention 

– Details of excellence in client communications

– Evidence of staff development and training initiatives including size of team, and how you motivate to increase productivity and retention


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 

– What has made the last 12 months excellent for your firm? 

– Depth of knowledge and expertise applied to cases within the last 12 months (including successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled)

– Evidence of business development – client acquisition and retention 

– Details of excellence in client communications

– Evidence of staff development and training initiatives including size of team, and how you motivate to increase productivity and retention



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

– Why were the last 12 months excellent for your firm? 

– Depth of knowledge and expertise applied to cases within the last 12 months (including successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled

– Evidence of business development – client acquisition and retention 

– Details of excellence in client communications

– Evidence of staff development and training initiatives including size of team, how you motivate to increase productivity and retention

– Sample of valuation report (PDF)

– Upload terms of business (PDF)


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 

– Why were the last 12 months excellent for your firm?

– Depth of knowledge and expertise applied to cases within the last 12 months including successful lease extensions / collective enfranchisement / right to manage applications handled

– Evidence of business development – client acquisition and retention 

– Details of excellence in client communications

– Evidence of staff development and training initiatives including size of team, and how you motivate to increase productivity and retention

– Sample of valuation report (PDF)

– Upload terms of business (PDF)

 


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 

– Depth of knowledge and expertise applied to cases within the last 12 months 

– Challenges that were met and overcome

– Excellence in client communications and quality of service

– Sample of valuation report (PDF)

– Upload terms of business (PDF)



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 

– Why were the last 12 months an excellent year for you professionally?

– Evidence of applied knowledge and expertise in your field

– Your measurable contribution to the success of the business

– Details of excellence in client communications

– Evidence of continued professional development and leadership skills