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Family Law Awards 2016

Returning in 2016 to celebrate and recognise the many successes and outstanding achievements of family law practitioners.

  • Speakers: Mark Hedley
  • Location: Bloomsbury Big Top, Coram's Fields, 93 Guilford Street, WC1N 1DN
  • Date: 23 November 2016 17:30 - 22:00
Join the conversation about the Awards using #famlawawards

Single Ticket £175.00 + VAT
Table of Ten £1,575.00 + VAT

Book your place using the booking form.

Jordan Publishing is pleased to announce that the 6th annual Family Law Awards will be held on Wednesday 23 November at the Bloomsbury Big Top, one of the most exclusive event venues in London.

This unique and innovative venue guarantees that the 2016 Family Law Awards ceremony will be unparalleled in grandeur and excitement. This year’s black tie* event will feature a sparkling drinks reception, three-course meal and the awards ceremony. An awards after party (inc DJ, disco and cash bar) will ensure that the celebrations continue long into the night.

In order to reflect the feedback from the family law community, Jordan Publishing is proud to announce that this year we welcomed nominations in both national and regional categories. For further details see the Regional Awards page.

As always the shortlist and winners were chosen by a judging panel made up of the heads of the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution, the Association of Lawyers for Children and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, along with Family Law editors and publishing executives. In keeping with tradition, a selection of these awards were voted for by the family law community.

Once again, we will be proudly supporting The National Pro Bono Centre, to help individuals and community groups all over England and Wales.

Keep an eye on the Family Law Awards website for all the latest news including:

  • Award categories and criteria
  • Nominees 
  • Award sponsors
  • How to sponsor an award(s)
  • Previous awards and winners

Interested in sponsoring the Family Law Awards?
Please call Gemma on +44 (0)117 917 5162, email or visit www.familylawawards.com. There are a range of sponsorship opportunities for all budgets, so contact us now to avoid disappointment.


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    Mark Hedley

    Mark Hedley was born and brought up in London before venturing north to read law at Liverpool University where he graduated in 1968. Having been called to the Bar in 1969, he served for a year with VSO in the Sudan before beginning practice at the Liverpool Bar in 1971. He specialised in the...


5.30pm Drinks Reception 
              Including Cirque Extraordinaire

6.45pm Welcome Address
               From our Awards host, Sir Mark Hedley

7.00pm Awards Ceremony 
              Announcement of 21 awards and a sit-down, three-course meal:

            - Salad of warm lightly spiced crispy duck
            - Thai infused noodle salad with halloumi, chargrilled butternut squash
              & dulce de ajonjoli sesame crackle (v)

            Main Course
            - Succulent Roast chicken with a chives crushed new potato, winter greens
              and a cranberry and chestnut crumb
            - Butternut squash gnocchi wit braised chicory and roasted baby vine tomatoes (v)

            - Sticky toffee pudding with butterscotch sauce

10.00-11:55pm Awards After Party (DJ, disco and cash bar)

* Timings are approximate

**All dietary requirements including choosing the vegetarian option must be pre-ordered no later than two weeks before the event. The vegetarian courses will only be served to guests that pre-ordered this option. Changes on the night will not be accommodated.
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    Family Law

    Silver Sponsor

    Family Law is an imprint of Jordan Publishing, owned by LexisNexis a trading name of RELX (UK) Limited. We are the market leader in family law and produce textbooks, looseleafs, journals, court reference works and news services and also supply software to law firms in the form of our innovative...


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    Jordan Publishing

    Silver Sponsor

    Jordan Publishing, owned by LexisNexis a trading name of RELX (UK) Limited, produce highly regarded, practical information, online and in print, for practising lawyers and other professionals, combining a long history of excellence with cutting edge information services. We are the market...


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    Four Paper Buildings

    Principal Sponsor

    Four Paper Buildings has a long history as a friendly team of specialist barristers providing excellent expert yet common sense and practical advice and advocacy in all areas of family law. We believe that Chambers uniquely provides a broadly based service at the highest level across the whole...


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    1 King's Bench Walk

    Gold Sponsor

    1 King's Bench Walk is a leading set specialising in family law, with a pre-eminent national and international reputation. 1KBW is consistently ranked in ‘Band 1’ for both matrimonial finance and children law by the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories. There are 52 members of...


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    Goldsmith Chambers

    Silver Sponsor

    Goldsmith Chambers was founded in 1986 and is proud to have maintained expertise in virtually all areas of practice. Our team of specialist family practitioners are committed to providing a first class service to professional and lay clients within the Family Justice system. Based in the heart of...


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    1 Garden Court

    Silver Sponsor

    1 Garden Court is one of the foremost Family Law barristers’ chambers in London. We have a leading reputation, both nationally and internationally, for providing high quality representation and advice in Child Law, Family Finance, Child Abduction, International and Private Child Law and Court of...


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    One Crown Office Row

    Silver Sponsor

    We are a barristers’ chambers built on a tradition of excellence in civil and public law. What we do – we are recognised as having leading practitioners in civil and public law, including all aspects of healthcare law, clinical negligence and personal injury, professional disciplinary...


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    Harcourt Chambers

    Silver Sponsor

    Harcourt Chambers is a leading family law set, recommended for both children law and family finance, which also has a strong reputation in civil litigation. Based in the Temple and in Oxford, it is home to five well-known family silks Frances Judd QC, John Vater QC , Nicholas Goodwin QC, Damian...


Bloomsbury Big Top

Londons most Unique Venue - The Bloomsbury Big Top is an award-winning, iconic, multi-purpose events venue.

Located in the heart of Central London and within walking distance to 3 main London train stations, 6 underground stations and 35 hotels this venue is an ideal location to host corporate conferences.


Bloomsbury Big Top, Coram's Fields, 93 Guilford Street

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Since launching in 2011, the Family Law Awards have become the highlight of family lawyers' social calendar. Each year hundreds of family law professionals attend the ceremony to celebrate their achievements and cheer on colleagues.

Exhibiting at the Family Law Awards will allow you to position your organisation at the forefront of the legal market and will provide an excellent platform for you to raise your company’s profile in front of key industry participants and showcase your expertise and services to new clients.


"We are proud to sponsor an awards ceremony that is judged by such a varied panel of well respected individuals. It’s a fantastic evening and we are delighted to support it."
4 Paper Buildings

"It was an honour to sponsor the awards evening and celebrate with family law professionals. A well-organised event at a top class venue; a superb evening."
Dr Thomas Haizel, Anglia DNA Services

The 2015 awards were attended by over 430 senior managers of law firms, barristers’ chambers and local authorities. Don’t miss your chance to get your company’s profile in front of key industry participants and showcase your expertise.

Advertising packages start from as little as £500 (+ VAT), or sponsor one of the 16 awards with prices starting at £2600 (+ VAT). For further information on the sponsorship packages contact Gemma on 0117 918 5162 or email.

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Jordan Publishing, Regus, Terrace Floor, Castlemead, Lower Castle Street, Bristol, BS1 3AG
Tel: 0117 917 5009
Email: conferences@familylaw.co.uk

All fees include a glass of bubbly on arrival, and a 3 course sit down meal with wine and soft drinks during the awards ceremony.

Cheques payable to Lexisnexis.

Booking Terms
To book a table of 10 and/or individual tickets you can visit our website (booking form tab), email conferences@familylaw.co.uk or send your booking in the post.

Person submitting the booking will automatically become ‘the main point of contact’ for the booking unless otherwise stated. The main point of contact will be responsible for submitting the guests’ details (name, surname, email, dietary requirements) before the deadline. Tickets will also be posted to ‘the main point of contact’ and that person will be then responsible for distributing them to the invited guests.

Receipt of your completed order or registration form constitutes a firm booking.

All invoices for this event must be paid within 30 days of the invoice date.

The Bloomsbury Big Top, Coram's Fields, 93 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DN
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Dress Code
Optional black tie or lounge suits and cocktail dresses

Acknowledgement of Bookings and Tickets
The final details along with a map/directions of the venue will be emailed to the main contact for the booking two weeks before the event.

Entrance to this event is for ticket holders only, all tickets will be checked upon arrival to the venue. Please be advised that due to the security reasons you may be refused entry to the event if a valid ticket is not presented.

Tickets will be sent via Royal Mail, 1st Class, prior to the event but before 16 November. These will be posted to the Main Point of Contact, for each booking, for distribution to the invited guests.

If you have not received the registration letter or your ticket by 18 November please telephone our Conference Department on 0117 917 5009 to confirm that your registration has been received.

Registration on the Day
The event will start promptly at 18:50 hrs. Doors will open at 17:30 hrs.

Substitute Guests
A substitute guest can take a pre-booked place if a written notification of the changes is received by Jordan Publishing in Bristol at least 48 hrs prior to the event. Failure to do so may result in the entry to the Awards being denied.

Cancellation and Refunds
A credit against the registration fee payable (less an administration fee of £50.00 plus VAT per guest) can only be made in respect of written cancellations received by Jordan Publishing in Bristol before 1 November 2016. The full registration fee plus VAT is payable on cancellations received after that date.

Table Bookings - In the event that any cancellation reduces the total number of guests on the reserved tables of 10, then the full price for the remaining guests on that booking becomes payable and the reserved table will be open for other guests.

Please note
It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of Jordan Publishing to change the content and/or timings of the programme and/or venue and/or speaker.

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