During the recommendation stages, GLE received over 14,000 responses from business directors, in-house counsel, independent law firms, high net-worth individuals, bar associations, visitors to the GLE website and LinkedIn users. These recommendations were combined with GLE’s own independent research to create a shortlist of firms for each key country and practice area.
The 2011 Awards Panel met earlier this month to discuss the shortlisted firms and reach a decision regarding this year’s winners. The shortlisted firms were judged on client testimonials, key cases from the past twelve months, legal rankings, overall reputation, publication contribution, speaking engagements and the performance and standing of the team’s individual attorneys.
The Criminal law award for the UK was particularly close this year and EDWARD HAYES LLP SOLICITORS received the most nominations of any law firm in England in the field of Criminal law this year.