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Legal Excellence Recognised at Liverpool Awards

On Thursday, 4th November 2021, the cream of the legal profession across the Liverpool City Region came together for Liverpool Law Society’s Annual Dinner featuring Legal Awards. This black-tie event brings together the legal sector to celebrate the vibrant and proud profession, an occasion which showcased the legal work undertaken by firms and individuals in the area.

Over 300 members of the legal profession, sponsors and guests attended a glittering black-tie dinner at the Rum Warehouse in Liverpool. The President of the Society, Julie O’Hare, congratulated all those who had taken part, saying “We are extremely fortunate to have some of the best talent the legal profession has to offer and as a Society we strive to encourage and promote the Liverpool City Region as a centre of legal excellence. It seems only right that we celebrate our members’ hard work and successes by giving them the recognition that they so rightly deserve at an event such as this!”

And the winners are:

  • Law Firm Award (100+ employees) – sponsored by Landmark Information
  • Law Firm Award (1-99 employees) – sponsored by Index PI
    Bell, Lamb & Joynson Solicitors
  • Rising Star Award – sponsored by the University of Law
    Eleanor Slater from Morecrofts Solicitors
  • Outstanding Lawyer Award – sponsored by DR&P
    Brian Noon from In-House Legal Solutions
  • Special Recognition Award
    Alison Lobb from Morecrofts Solicitors

In addition, there was a special Lifetime Achievement Award that was presented to Peter Edwards. Peter has dedicated his life to fighting for the rights of mentally disabled people for the last 50 years. He has been involved in the voluntary sector for over 40 years for MIND, was previously Chair of Liverpool MIND (now Imagine) and served on the Central Policy Committee for the Mental Health Act Commission.

Also acknowledged was the long-serving publisher of the Society’s monthly magazine ‘Liverpool Law’, Julia Baskerville, who is retiring at the end of 2021 after 26 years in the role. Julia was a guest of the Society’s at the Dinner and she was presented with an Outstanding Service Award.

There was a collection for the Owen McVeigh Foundation, a wonderful charity that supports children with cancer in Merseyside and their families, It does incredible work and the amount raised on the evening was a fantastic £2,595 and with gift aid goes up to £3,106.25. Thank you very much to all who donated, your support is very much appreciated.

The thanks of the Society go to the sponsors of the evening DR&P, Index PI, Landmark Information and the University of Law.