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The Legal Awards judging panel comprises senior figures from the worlds of academia, business, finance and law. The panel is completely independent and has no influence from Birmingham Law Society officers or directors.

The short-listing judges are responsible for selecting the finalists in each category from the submitted nominations, while the finalist judges select the overall winners, following a rigorous interview process.

Short-listing Judges

· Steve Allen, Partner and Head of Office , Mills and Reeve

· Paul McConnell ,  Lecturer - Leicester Law School, University of Leicester

· Anthony Rollason, Regional Manager – Legal, Landmark Information Group - Head Judge

· Philip White, Director - Intelligent Search

Interview stage Judges

· Steve Allen, Partner and Head of Office , Mills and Reeve

· Anita Bhalla OBE, Chair, Creative City Partnership, Director GBSLEP, Chair - PBL Town Hall & Symphony Hall

· Catherine Edwards, Head of Law School, BPP University

· Paul Faulkner , Chief Executive, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

· Peter J. Jones, Director - Managing Director, Rockbridge Consulting Ltd 

· Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE - Head Judge

· Sue Rivers, Head of Law School, Birmingham City University

· Anthony Rollason, Regional Manager – Legal, Landmark Information Group

· Michael Ward, Senior Partner, Gateley in the West Midlands