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Nominations will be judged by an experienced panel of independent judges, comprising leading figures from law, business and academia.

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 – 31 January 2019

  • Anthony Rollason, Regional Manager – Legal - Landmark Information Group - Head Judge 
  • Chris Owen, Consultant to the Legal Profession - Past Chairman of Birmingham Law Society
  • Sarah Ramsey, Dean, Birmingham Campus - The University of Law
Interview stage Judges
25 February 2019
  • Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive - Birmingham Chamber of Commerce
  • Sarah Ramsey, Dean, Birmingham Campus - The University of Law
  • District Judge Mian - Birmingham Civil & Family Justice Centre
26 February 2019
  • Chris Owen, Consultant to the Legal Profession - Past Chairman of Birmingham Law Society
  • Dr. Luke Mason, Associate Professor, School of Law - Birmingham City University
  • John Moriarty - Bristol Law Society (former President and Chair) 

27 February 2019

  • Victoria Mee, General Counsel – Aston University
  • District Judge Shorthose - Birmingham Civil and Family Justice Centre
  • Michelle Garlick, President – Manchester Law Society

28 February 2019

  • Anthony Rollason, Regional Manager – Legal, Landmark Information Group
  • Professor Lisa Webley, Head of Birmingham Law School, CEPLER Director - University of Birmingham
  • Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE - Head Judge