Resolution members shortlisted for Legal Aid ‘Oscars'
22 May 2012
Resolution is delighted to announce that three of our members have been shortlisted for the prestigious Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards, which are now in their tenth year.
A judging panel chaired by Michael Mansfield QC has selected 28 finalists across nine different categories. In the Family legal aid lawyer category the three finalists, all of whom are Resolution members are: Rachel Horman from Watson Ramsbottom in Blackburn, Razia Jogi from Switalskis in Bradford and Lindsay Taylor from Watkins Gunn in Pontypool.
The 11 LALY judges selected the finalists after reading over 1,000 pages of nominations. Entries were supported by testimonials from clients, medical and other experts, judges and campaigners. There will also be making an award for Outstanding Achievement.
The LALYs, which were launched in 2003, are the only awards aimed solely at those doing legal aid work. They are organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group on a not-for-profit basis.
The winners will be announced and presented with their awards by Michael Mansfield at a ceremony in central London on 12 June. Resolution would like to congratulate Rachel, Razia and Lindsay for their nominations and wish them every success.
For more information about the awards please go to: http://www.lapg.co.uk/