Thursday 28 November 2024 | VIADUCT EVENTS CENTRE, AUCKLAND


Stage One – Nominations

Stage One – Nominations

The legal industry is invited to nominate and provide insight into the most outstanding individuals, firms or organisations of 2024. All nominations must be made via the online nomination portal on the New Zealand Law Awards website. Nominations will be open from Monday 10 June to Friday 12 July 2024.

To complete a nomination for the Deal Awards you’ll be required to provide details about the size, complexity, breadth and innovation of the deal.

To complete a nomination for In-House, Firms or Profession Awards you’ll be required to provide a nomination following the criteria listed here.

Examples of suitable information to include are:

  • Awards, accolades or specific third-party commendations relevant to the award category
  • A general overview of your achievements within the judging period (1st April 2023-31st March 2024)
  • Brief details of any other special initiatives undertaken during the judging period
  • Qualitative and quantitative information on all measurable success
In addition to the nomination submission, you’ll also be asked to provide:

1. A further summary for publication (max. 100 words) in either bullet point or paragraph format. The summary may be published on the event website and/or in the official winners edition of the NZ Lawyer e-magazine so please do not include any confidential information.

2. Your headshot (for individual nominations) or your company logo (for firms/team nominations)

3. Supporting documentation and a media link (if applicable) (this can be a link to a website, a video, a Dropbox folder, etc.).


Stage Two – Research

The NZ Law Awards team will review the submissions and draw on industry knowledge and information gained through sister publication NZ Lawyer to identify the outstanding firms, teams, individual and deals in each cateogory that will receive an Excellence Award.

Stage Three – Confirmation of excellence awardees

Once the research has been completed, excellence awardees will be selected in each category and notified via e-mail. Excellence awardees will be announced through our online channels and the NZ Lawyer’s website on Thursday 5 September 2024.

Stage Four  – Judging

The NZ Law Awards team will provide full details of each Excellence Awardee to an independent panel of judges. The panel will assess and score each nomination according to the criteria listed here.

Stage Five – Winners

Using a simple points system to aggregate judges’ scores, the Excellence Awardee with the highest score in each category will be selected as the Winner. Winners will be announced at the NZ Law Awards on 28 November at the Viaduct Events Centre, in Auckland, followed by an exclusive comprehensive commemorative guide.


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