Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards
The prestigious LALY awards were presented at a glittering ceremony on the 12 of June. A panel of 11 judges, chaired by Michael Mansfield QC had selected 28 finalists across nine different categories, after reading over 1,000 pages of nominations. Entries were supported by testimonials from clients, medical and other experts, judges and campaigners.
Resolution sponsors the Family Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year award, and congratulates the winner, Rachel Horman head of the specialist domestic violence and forced marriage department at Watson Ramsbottom in Blackburn. Rachel said, “I am honoured and amazed to have made it to the shortlist when so many outstanding lawyers from all over the country were also nominated in this category. It really is the equivalent of winning an Oscar in the legal world and I would like to dedicate the nomination to all the victims that I have been privileged to have worked with over the last 15 years.”
We are also delighted that the two other finalists in this category, Razia Jogi from Switalskis in Bradford, and Lindsay Taylor from Watkins Gunn in Pontypool, are also both members of Resolution.
Congratulations are also due to Turpin Miller, winners of the legal aid firm of the year. Emily Boardman, head of the family department, is the chair of Oxfordshire's Resolution group and sits on Resolution's national Legal Aid Committee.