2015 has been a hugely rewarding year for us, with considerable growth and several honours. We were delighted to win the award for ‘Diversity and Inclusion’ at the Halsbury Legal Awards and have been shortlisted for several other awards. Solicitors within our office, including Caroline Andrews and Jonathan Hodge, have also been recognised for their accomplishments.
Last week, we were delighted to secure an important win at the Law Society Excellence Awards, after announcing earlier this year that we’d been shortlisted in five categories.
This year’s Law Society Excellence Awards theme was “Celebrating Brilliance”, and it was a fun night out at the Hilton Park Lane in London. A fantastic dinner was followed by some enthusiastic dancing, and we all enjoyed the engaging speech from Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, distinguished barrister and member of the House of Lords. Afterwards, we even stopped for salt beef bagels on the way home!
However, the undoubted highlight of our night came during the ceremony, as Giles Wilson won the award for ‘Excellence in Learning & Development’ against a tough field of entrants. We were grateful for praise from the Law Society for our in-house paralegal training programme and help with supervising solicitors to develop outstanding management skills.
We were also highly commended in the ‘Excellence in Private Client Practice’ category and acknowledged for our socially aware private client services that help with the legal needs of elderly or vulnerable people. Giles Wilson was also shortlisted for ‘Excellence in Marketing and Communications,’ ‘Excellence in Business Development’, and ‘Junior Lawyer of the Year’ for Jonathan Hodge!
We’re very proud of our hard-working, dedicated team; without them, we wouldn’t have gone from success to success and received the recognition we did this year.
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