2017 Confirmed Judges

We had a fantastic line-up of judges for the 2017 awards. The 2018 Judges will be announced soon.

We are extremely grateful to them for sharing their valuable time with us and helping choose our winners from the impressive range of nominations we have received.

Thank you to our Judging Day Sponsor:

Helen Ager
Partner Professional and Commercial Risk
DAC Beachcroft LLP

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Jo Aitken
Client Relationship Director
Acritas

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David Arthur
Partner
Tait Walker LLP

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Justin Barlow
Marketing Director
Nigel Wright Recruitment

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Deveral Capps
Head of Law School
Leeds Beckett University + Trinity Chambers (Newcastle)

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Laura Coapes
Barrister and Lecturer in Law
Northumbria University

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Ruth Connorton
Solicitor (non- practicing)

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Ian Dormer
Managing Director
Rosh Engineering Ltd

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John Duns
Co-Owner
NE Times

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Laura Farnworth  
Head of Legal
Atom Bank

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Gary Fawcett
FCSI Chartered Wealth Manager
Divisional Director
Brewin Dolphin Investment Management

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Erin Forrest
Property Asset Manager
Hanro Group

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Helen Griffiths
Chartered Legal Executive, Swinburne Maddison LLP

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Geoff Harrison 
Visiting Professor
Northumbria Law School

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Elizabeth Hodgson
Barrister
Parklane Plowden Chambers

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Chris Hugill 
Compliance Officer for Legal Practice
Ward Hadaway

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Paul Jennings 
Joint Managing Director
The North of England P&I Association Limited

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Lionel Joyce

 

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Peter Kirkpatrick 
Relationship Director
Barclays

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John Kunzler
Senior Vice President
Marsh

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Rebecca Lander
Business Development Manager
Sovereign Wealth LLP

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David Leech
Corporate Account Manager
Handelsbanken

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Nicola Loose
General Counsel
Vertu Motors plc

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Kevin Maloney
Partner
Muckle LLP

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John Marshall  
Chair of NGI

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Katie Marshall
Head of Corporate (Legal) & Company Secretary
Virgin Money

Alison Moss 
Group Legal Director
PD ports

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Fiona Newborough
Divisional Director – Chartered FCSI
Brewin Dolphin Investment Management

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Andy Poole
Legal Sector Partner
Armstrong Watson

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Keith Proudfoot
Regional Director
ICAEW

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Claire Quinn
Relationship Manager, North
The Law Society

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William Ralston
Acting Director of Bar Programmes
Northumbria University Law School

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Tonia Reeve
Property Solutions Manager
Northumbrian Water Group

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Kirsten Scott
NLA Outstanding Achievement Award Winner 2016

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Mary Shaw
Family and Collaborative Lawyer, Family Mediator
David Gray Solicitors

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Rhona Smith
Head of Law School
Newcastle University

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Sam Stanfield
Sales Director
Brighter Law Solutions – poweredbypie

Wayne Whitford FCICM MBPA
Director
Elliot Davies

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Rod Wilkinson
Head of Corporate Finance, North East
KPMG LLP

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Lynn Wilson
Managing Director
Express Group

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