Winners of the Law Society Excellence Awards 2012
19 Oct, 2012
The outstanding achievements of the legal profession in England and Wales have been celebrated by the Law Society at a prestigious ceremony in London.
Over 600 legal professionals and their guests joined the President of the Law Society Lucy Scott-Moncrieff and BBC Broadcaster Mishal Husain at a presentation ceremony at Old Billingsgate last night.
The annual awards recognise the most outstanding legal practitioners in their field and are open to individuals and teams across the entire legal sector.
They are designed to recognise best practice and to celebrate excellence and outstanding achievement in areas that are central to the profession today.
The awards highlight innovative business practices, successful approaches to practice management as well as contributions through social responsibility and equality and diversity initiatives.
Law Society President Lucy Scott-Moncrieff (pictured) said: “Every year the number, range and quality of the entries gets greater, and this year is no exception. The winners and highly commended entrants should be extremely proud. Winning a Law Society Excellence Award is a huge achievement that brings valuable recognition for individuals and firms. These awards reflect the Law Society’s commitment to the promotion of quality, innovation and client service across the legal profession.
“This year our annual awards were bigger and better than ever with well over 600 people gathered to celebrate the individual and team achievements of solicitors from across England and Wales.”
The Law Society Gazette Legal Personality of the Year was presented to Karen Todner of Kaim Todner.
Roger Smith OBE, solicitor and Director of JUSTICE since 2001 received the Lifetime Achievement Award.