Local firm Collins Solicitors has been shortlisted for not one but two prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales.
Collins Solicitors has been shortlisted in the Law Firm of the Year – Medium category and Des Collins has been shortlisted in the Solicitor of the Year – Private Practice category.
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for this prestigious award for our work locally and for our continued involvement in the UK’s largest ever Public Inquiry in which we represent over 1,400 victims and their families at the Infected Blood Inquiry (which is due to reopen on 22nd September).
Des Collins, who has also been shortlisted for Solicitor of the Year, said: “We have always tried to champion cases that give a voice to those who otherwise would not be heard, for whatever reason, and I am delighted to have made the cut of all UK lawyers eligible for this award, and for this recognition of my justice campaigning work for our clients.”
Law Society of England and Wales president Simon Davis said: “Congratulations to all those who have been shortlisted. There are more than 9,000 firms and 190,000 solicitors in England and Wales, so to be shortlisted for a Law Society Excellence Award is to be recognised as being among the very best of the best.“The justice system was already under immense pressure prior to Covid-19 and the situation has been exacerbated by the pandemic, making the incredible work that is being done by solicitors across the country day-in day-out to support their clients more vital than ever.”
Winners will be announced in a series of online ceremonies from 13-15 October.
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Press contact: Des Collins, Senior Partner, Collins Solicitors, T) 01923 223 324, M) 07831 522 540 firstname.lastname@example.org
Danielle Holliday, Partner, Collins Solicitors, T) 01923 223 324, M) 07540 531 753 email@example.com
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