Last night we were delighted to learn of a duo of astounding accolades that came our way. Collins Solicitors was awarded Medium Law Firm of the Year 2020 and Senior Partner Des Collins was Highly Commended in the Solicitor of the Year 2020 award, by our professional body, the Law Society of England and Wales.
Both these achievements are a huge honour – given the thousands of mid-sized law firms that exist across the country and the fact that over 140,000 practising solicitors appear on the roll.
Of course this professional recognition would not have been possible were it not for the amazing clients we serve, who have placed their trust in us to deliver even in the most challenging of circumstances. We share these plaudits with each and every one of you.
Des Collins said: “I’m delighted that Collins Solicitors has achieved such recognition and am so proud of my talented and tenacious team whose hard work and dedication deserves wide acclaim. Of course it comes as we are amidst a vitally important public inquiry, the largest ever in the UK, examining the circumstances in which thousands of people were given contaminated blood and blood products in the 1970s & 80s, causing them to contract HIV and Hep C – many of whom have since died as a result.
“We share this award with all the infected and affected who have shown similar dedication and tenacity in pursuit of justice. We look forward to celebrating with these clients again when the Government finally recognises its duty to compensate those affected given all the mistakes, cover-ups and buck-passing that has blighted their lives over the past 40 years.”
This year alone, Collins Solicitors has been recognised with the Outstanding Achievement of The Year by Modern Law Awards, been highly ranked in both Chambers’ Legal Directory and Legal 500 and now by the Law Society.