OK, so you’ve decided to enter one of The Lawyer European Awards – well done, you’ve taken the first step towards rewarding your team with the attention and recognition that their brilliant work deserves. Now all you have to do is write the actual entry.

We know what happens next. You’ll make a note to start your entry whenever you get a spare minute, then leave it untouched for weeks. A few days before the entry deadline, you’ll get a reminder that it's due and the entry will be thrown together in a haste that does not give the well deserved credit to the project involved.

There is another way... writing award entries doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming but it does take focus and planning, so we have put together a help sheet for making the whole entry writing process as painless and effective as possible.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN...Carefully read through the entry criteria to establish which award(s) you are eligible to enter.