Landmark Chambers’ Nathalie Lieven QC is up for an award in the same awards ceremony that she is judging. But The Lawyer magazine denies there is a conflict of interest.
Here are the top QCs who have been shortlisted for this year’s ‘Barrister of the Year’ at The Lawyer Awards later this month.
And here is the judging panel, which is charged with helping come up with the shortlists and picking the winners.
The Lawyer editor Catrin Griffiths insists that there is no conflict of interest, telling Legal Cheek:
“We have so many awards they get split up between the judges. The barristers never judge the barrister category — or the chambers of the year category either.”
It will be interesting to see how Lieven gets on when the winners are announced at the event at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel on 25 June.