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Terms and conditions: Entries

    The entrant’s submission should refer to projects and work undertaken by the entrant from June 2019 - June 2020. Entries received after the closing deadline of midday on Friday 7 June 2019 will not be considered without the prior agreement of LNUK. The Organizers reserve the right to extend the closing deadline.

    You will be informed by email in August, if you have been shortlisted. The shortlist will be published on this website on 7 September 2020 and in the October issue of the journal Family Law. The announcement of the winners will be made at the Family Law Awards, taking place on Wednesday 25 November 2020 at The Ballroom South Bank, London. The Family Law Awards is a paid for event and all attendees, including shortlisted entrants, will need to purchase tickets.

    The shortlist and winners of the non-Community Awards will be selected, based on the material provided, by the judging panel (details of which are available here). The judges’ decision is final. No correspondence will be entered into. Winners of the Community Awards (Clerking Team of the Year, Family Law Commentator of the Year and Family Law Chartered Legal Executive of the Year) will be determined by a vote open to the family law community via this website. Voting will open on 7 September 2020 and close at midday on 23 October 2020. Only one vote may be submitted per award category. Duplicate votes will be deleted and could lead to their original vote being discounted. We use electronic verification tests to help us detect possible duplicate votes.

    All shortlisted organizations will be asked to submit a photograph and or logo to be used at the event. Submission of such photograph and/or logo shall be deemed as a licence granted by you to us to use them.

    For each award category, you may submit four points addressing why you/your organization should win the selected award, using a maximum limit of 1,000 words. Please read the award criteria carefully before submitting your entry.

    You have the option to upload a maximum of 2 supporting documents that contain client testimonials or reference to any reported cases that you feel will support the application. These do not contribute to the overall word count. Any confidential information included to support your entry must be clearly marked as such.

    It is the entrant’s responsibility to ensure they have (written) permission and appropriate licences from any owner of the supporting material they are wishing to upload. This includes:

  • literary works such as articles, stories, journals, or computer programs
  • pictures and graphics
  • blueprints of architecture.
  • plays and screenplays.
  • audiovisual recordings such as movies.
  • sound recordings.
  • PowerPoint presentations
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Terms and conditions: Table bookings


  • All bookings will be confirmed within four working days. If you do not receive confirmation of your booking please contact us via email or telephone +44 (0) 208 652 3887.


  • Bookings may be paid by credit card at the time of booking; otherwise we will invoice you. Payments must be received by Reed Business Information Ltd within 28 days of the invoice date or by close of business five working days before the event, whichever is the earlier.
  • Tickets for the event will not be issued until payment has been received in cleared funds.

Special requirements

  • Special dietary requirements: A form will be sent. Simply complete and return as instructed on the form. This form must be received within 2 weeks prior to the event, otherwise charges will apply and it may not be possible to take care of the specific requirements of any guest. Kosher meals are available at an additional charge of £120.00 + VAT per guest. This charge will be invoiced to your table host before the event. Ten working days prior notice is required for Kosher meals to be ordered.

Lighting and special effects

  • It is the table booker’s responsibility to inform guest(s) that special effects, including strobe lighting, may be used on the night.

Photography and filming

  • Official event photographers may be taking photographs and filming videos at the event.
  • Anyone attending the event consents to such photography and filming without compensation and confirms that the organizers shall be entitled to use such photographs and videos, which may include photographs and videos of visitors, for the purpose of marketing conferences in the future, for exploitation in any and all media, without liability.
  • No other photography or filming will be permitted at RBI organized events without the prior written approval of the organizers.


  • It may be necessary for reasons beyond our control to alter the venue or the date of the event. We will give you as much notice as we can and your booking will be transferred to the new venue or date.

Age of guests

  • It is the table booker’s responsibility that no persons under the age of 18 attend the function or enter the function room at any stage during the event.


  • Cancellations must be made in writing to us via email. If you cancel on or before 25 September 2020 we will refund your booking fee less an administrative charge of 25%. If you cancel after 25 September 2020 no refund will be given.
  • If we cancel the function we will refund all booking fees paid. We do not, however, accept liability for travelling, accommodation or any other expenses incurred as a result of any cancellation or postponement of the event.
  • Our liability for loss or damage incurred as the result of cancellation or postponement of the event is limited to the amount of your booking fee.
  • These terms and conditions are governed by English law and the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute.

    Annabel McQuillan
    Reed Business Information Limited
    Quadrant House, L3
    The Quadrant
    Surrey SM2 5AS
    Tel +44 (0) 20 8652 3304
    Email: awards@reedbusiness.com

Please note

  • The promoter is Family Law, a publishing imprint of LexisNexis©, a trading name of RELX (UK) Limited. The organizer is Reed Business information Limited (RBI).

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Data protection

At LexisNexis and Professional we take your privacy seriously. As detailed in our Privacy Policy we will use your personal information to administer your account and provide the products and services that you have requested from us.

We may contact you with details of other LexisNexis products, services and events we believe you may be interested in as a result of your relationship with us. You can amend your communication preferences via our Preference Centre.

  1. When processing personal data we will comply with all Data Protection Laws: Data Protection. "Data Protection Laws" means all data protection laws and regulations, including Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) ("GDPR") from May 25, 2018, and any implementing, derivative or related legislation, rule or regulation of the European Union ("Union"), a Union member state ("Member State"), or the United Kingdom ("UK"), applicable to the processing of personal data under the Agreement. The lowercase terms "controller", "data subject", "personal data", "personal data breach", "processing", and "processor" will have the meanings ascribed to them in the Data Protection Laws, and where the relevant Data Protection Laws use the term 'personal information', 'data controller' or 'data processor', they shall be read as personal data, controller and processor, respectively. 

  2. To the extent that we act as a processor of personal data on your behalf, we will process such personal data in accordance with the Data Protection Laws and the Data Processing Addendum available here.

If you do not wish us to use your information for marketing purposes, please write to the Marketing Department at Lexis House, 30 Farringdon Street London, EC4A 4HH to inform us.