The Scottish Legal Awards, a beacon of excellence and innovation in the legal profession in Scotland, offer a unique platform for legal professionals and firms to showcase their dedication, expertise, and commitment to delivering outstanding legal services. Nominations and awards from this prestigious event can mark significant milestones in your career, underscoring your professional achievements and contributions.

If you’re considering submitting an entry for this year's awards, you might have several questions about the process, criteria, and what makes a winning submission. To assist you in preparing a compelling entry that truly reflects your achievements and contributions, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ’s). These FAQ’s are designed to guide you through the submission process, ensuring that you understand the requirements and can effectively showcase your accomplishments to the judging panel.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran in the legal industry or a rising star looking to make your mark. Lets dive into some of the most common questions and answers to help you craft a standout entry that could potentially earn you the recognition you deserve.

Is there a word limit?

There is no max word limit, BUT your entry should be consistent and clear and answer the question fully. Each section gets marked out of 100 so make sure you fully explain your points and back it up with evidence.


What are the judges looking for?

Judges like to see well rounded questions with supporting evidence. Evidence can be in the form of statistics, year on year comparison, sale records, screengrabs, testimonials, etc.


What images should I attach to my entry?

The entry should contain a ‘Main Image’ that will be used in the awards marketing activity.


Can I enter multiple categories?

You can enter multiple categories, however, do not copy and paste your answers from different categories.


Tips and Tricks to Help You Stand Out in the Competition.

Criteria: Check that your entry covers all points in terms of answering the criteria, use the guidelines as headings throughout your submission.


Clarity: Keep your writing clear and concise. Include information which tells the story of your team or individual.


Testimonials: Back up your entry with named client, supplier or staff testimonials, and remember to include industry credentials.  


Share your success: The more you can demonstrate how you overcame challenges to produce a great result the better. Show how you achieved success by working collaboratively.  


Take time: Triple check your submission and supporting information to ensure there are no grammatical errors and spelling mistakes to detract from the quality of the nomination.