Judges Q&A

With only two weeks to go before entries close for the National Paralegal Awards, we wanted to ask our judges: 

  1. Why do you think these awards are so important?  
  2. What would you say to the people who are considering entering these awards? 
  3. What will you be looking for in the entries?  
    Hint: Click a judge image to get the answers!
    Esperanza Fuentes
    Esperanza Fuentes
    Ombudsman Manager at Financial Ombudsman Service
    DAVID OPIE
    DAVID OPIE
    Managing Director, Today's Media
    Stephen Gowland
    STEPHEN GOWLAND
    Chair of the Police Misconduct Tribunal and Non-Executive Board Member of the Legal Services Board
    Stephen Ward
    Stephen ward
    Managing Director, Clerksroom
    Hilary Underwood
    hilary Underwood
    Family Lawyer & Parental Alienation Specialist.
    Nick Harrison
    Nick Harrison
    Partner in the Commercial and TMT department at Dentons

    With entries now closed for this years’ National Paralegal Awards, we asked our judges to tell us: 

    1. Why did you decide to judge these awards?
    2. What are you hoping to see in the entries?
    3. What do you believe paralegals will be gaining by entering?
        Hint: Click a judge image to get the answers!
        Neil Newman
        James O’Connell
        Partner, Commercial Department, Mayo Wynne Baxter
        Tim Kidd
        Tim Kidd
        Chief Executive of The Institute of Legal Finance & Management
        BARBARA HAMILTON-BRUCE
        Barbara Hamilton-Bruce
        Business Manager, Simmons & Simmons Solutions Limited
        SALLY PENNI
        Sally Penni MBE
        Barrister at Law
        Kenworthy's Chambers
        Neil Newman
        Neil Newman
        Commercial Director at The Chartered Governance Institute
        Carmen Nadolu
        CARMEN NADOLU
        Head of Memberships
        The Institute of Paralegals

        Judging has now taken place, without giving to much away, we asked our judges: 

        1. What impressed you the most about this year’s entries?
        2. What were you most surprised about?
        3. What would you say to the entrants overall?
            Hint: Click a judge image to get the answers!
            PIPPA MARLER
            Pippa Marler
            Diversity and Inclusion Lead
            Rachel Tombs
            rachel tombs
            Founder/Owner, Orion Legal Marketing
            Neil Roberts
            NEIL ROBERTS
            Head of Legal Operations, Which? Legal
            Hugh Anderson McKnight
            Hugh Anderson McKnight
            Director of Learning and Business Development at CLT Scotland
            Nick Harrison
            Malvika Jaganmohan
            BARRISTER, ST IVES CHAMBERS
            KATRINA ROBINSON
            Katrina Robinson MBE
            Associate, Housing Management
            Capsticks Solicitors LLP