The Worcestershire Law Society (WLS), steeped in tradition since its founding in 1841, gathered local legal luminaries and supporters for an evening of celebration at the prestigious Worcestershire Law Society Awards Dinner. The event, sponsored by Verify 365 and Index PI, aimed to unite, promote, and recognise the outstanding achievements within the legal community in Worcestershire.
Worcestershire Law Society, with nearly 400 members including Partners, Solicitors, Paralegals, Trainees, Barristers, and Legal Executives, has been a cornerstone of the local legal landscape. Their commitment to supporting the legal profession within the area is exemplified through various initiatives, including providing excellent CPD training courses and representing members’ interests. Moreover, WLS fosters camaraderie through a range of social events throughout the year, facilitating valuable networking opportunities among solicitors in the county.
One of the evening’s highlights was the presentation of awards to legal professionals who have demonstrated excellence in their respective fields. Zoe Sant from Silverback Law was honoured with the Trainee Solicitor of the Year award, while James Osborne, Family Law Partner at Harrison Clark Rickerbys , clinched the title of Solicitor of the Year. Dawn Oliver, Partner, received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for her remarkable contributions to the legal profession.
The awards ceremony also recognised outstanding professionals in support roles. Jordan Golding, from mfg solicitors, was named Administrator of the Year, showcasing the vital role played by administrative staff in legal practices. Victoria Wall, also from mfg solicitors, was celebrated as Junior Solicitor of the Year. The award was presented by Mev Dzihic from Verify 365, a risk and compliance platform providing innovative solutions in the legal sector. Sarah Wood, a standout in Private Client services at Quality Solicitors, received the Employee of the Year award for her dedication and excellence.
The pinnacle of the evening was the presentation of the President’s Award to David Wilkins, who received this prestigious accolade from Greens Solicitors. This award highlighted David’s exceptional contributions to the legal community and the positive impact he has made over the years.
The Worcestershire Law Society Awards Dinner took place at the elegant Bank House Hotel, Worcestershire. Attendees were treated to a delightful evening of entertainment and a sumptuous dinner, creating an unforgettable atmosphere of celebration and camaraderie.
This event not only recognises excellence within the legal community but also serves as a testament to the vibrant and supportive legal landscape in Worcestershire. The winners, nominated from their peers and colleagues, are shining examples of the dedication and professionalism that characterise the local legal profession.
As sponsors of this event, Verify 365 and Index PI are proud to be associated with an evening that celebrates the very best in legal excellence in Worcestershire.