Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2020
The jury was impressed by the introduction of new qualification opportunities at this firm, including the development of a paralegal training program that will significantly benefit each of its trainees and future clients. Finalist for Legal Counsel of the Year at HealthInvestor`s Seniors Housing Awards in early 2021. The awards are focused on the individuals and teams who operate, build, invest and advise seniors` housing facilities. The judges felt that, for too long, James had been an unsung hero of the legal profession, working tirelessly and courageously on often unpopular cases to ensure that the rights of all, especially the most disadvantaged, were protected. As the first black senior partner to lead a top-100 law firm, he is a strong voice committed to greater equality and diversity in law and society as a whole. I would like to personally thank Michael for all his work for our society, for equality and for our advocacy. Welcome to the 19th Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards.Tonight we celebrate the enormous legal talent we have in this region. From international law firms providing legal services to global clients to law firms providing high-quality legal services that meet the needs of local commercial and retail clients, there is no doubt that Birmingham and its surrounding area has a wealth of legal expertise. Congratulations to everyone who was shortlisted tonight.
In such a high-profile competition, this is an important achievement. The judges were very impressed with how this small team of legal counsel responded to the huge demand for the charity`s services from working parents during the pandemic. Together with Andrew Wilson, he founded and built a successful law firm in North London, where he carried out this work, making it one of the largest and best known in the area and an invaluable and important part of the local community. Their forward-looking, legally sound and innovative advice helped protect the public and earned them a laudatory will from Chris Witty. Fountain Solicitors offers a wide range of legal services, including immigration, asylum and human rights laws, family law, labour law, national security law, personal injury, powers of attorney, affidavits and wills. More information can be found on the website www.fountainsolicitors.com/ Michael Hanley has made an outstanding contribution to our profession and to legal aid. Maria is an asset to the legal profession and receives this designation in recognition of her extraordinary efforts to ensure that the protection of human rights is accessible to all. Aneesa is not only a social mobility lawyer and BAME, but she has also ensured that her firm has an inclusive recruitment policy, and she has secured funding for the training of paralegals and other team members. In 36 years, he has dedicated his career to fighting for society`s most vulnerable to ensure they have access to justice and that their voices are heard – an integral aspect of all our legal careers. They have also initiated partnerships with other organisations such as Islington Council to offer free legal advice to EU migrants. the Hear for Now project, which funded a full-time lawyer at Wilsons to provide more comprehensive legal advice to EU migrants; and Micro Rainbow, which supports LGBTQI migrants. Emma Flint has been named the 2020 winner of the prestigious Oxford University Press Law Teacher of the Year.
Specializing in immigration – an area where significant public funds have been cut – this company has shown a strong commitment to continuing to provide legal aid. The judges felt that this team of lawyers had been at the center of everything for 18 months, demonstrating their impressive impact. We jointly won the Pro Bono Award at the annual Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards, thanks to our involvement in the Birmingham Legal Advice Clinic (BLAC). BLAC is a free legal advice and signage service for vulnerable people that went virtual in 2020 and has advised more than 100 clients. The legal awards cover 12 award categories and all entries are judged by an experienced jury of independent jurors from law, business and science. The deadline for nominations is Monday, November 14, 2022, with the awards ceremony taking place on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Large test cases against the central government have been shown to improve the lives of some of society`s most vulnerable people during the pandemic and will have a lasting impact on society and future policy-making. The shortlisted nominees will be interviewed by a jury and the winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at the ICC on March 27. As part of this work, Protect has published reports highlighting whistleblower concerns and launched a legislative reform campaign to better protect those who report when the law is not being followed. Commenting on the launch, Tony McDaid, President of the Birmingham Law Society, said: “Having recently been appointed President of the Birmingham Law Society, I am delighted that one of my first acts in office is the launch of the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2023. These awards recognise the outstanding legal talent we enjoy in the Midlands. From our Trainee Lawyer of the Year award to our Best Law Firm award, each award recognizes the talent and hard work of individuals and organizations.