The In-House Legal Team/Lawyer of the Year Award honours an in-house legal team or an in-house lawyer who has demonstrated excellence in the provision of legal services to the ‘internal’ clients of the company or state agency, as appropriate.
Such a legal team or in-house lawyer will have demonstrated the provision of effective, strategic, and timely legal advice within the organisation; and have been aware of cross-disciplinary inputs (where relevant).
Such a legal team or person will have been conscious of the necessity of providing legal but practical solutions expressed with great clarity in relation to the ‘issues’ (legal work) presented by the internal client. So, a result-focussed professionalism will be evident.
The award-winning In-House Legal Team/Lawyer of the Year will also have demonstrated an awareness of developments in the law and other related issues affecting the ‘internal client’ and have communicated such developments to the internal client(s) on a regular basis.