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The Legal Awards judging panel comprises senior figures from the worlds of academia, business, finance and law. The panel is completely independent and has no influence from Birmingham Law Society officers or directors.

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

• 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

• Amanda Beaton, Global IP Counsel, Jaguar Land Rover

• Anita Bhalla OBE, Chair, Creative City Partnership, Director GBSLEP, Chair - PBL Town Hall & Symphony Hall

• Catherine Edwards, Head of Law School, BPP University

• Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive, Birmingham Chamber of Commerce

• Her Honour Frances Kirkham CBE - Head Judge

• Mushtaq Khan, Director, BPL Limited, Past President of Birmingham Law Society

• Professor Robert Lee, Head of Birmingham Law School, CEPLER Director, University of Birmingham

• Dr Ryan Murphy, Dean of the Law School, Aston Business School

• Beverley Nielsen, Associate Professor, Director, Institute for Design & Economic Acceleration (IDEA), Birmingham City University

• Chris Owen – Consultant to the Legal Profession, Past Chairman of Birmingham Law Society

• Sarah Ramsey – Dean, Birmingham Campus - The University of Law

• Anthony Rollason, Regional Manager – Legal, Landmark Information Group