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Worcestershire lawyers set for glory as top awards return

12 May 2021
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The only Awards to recognise the best local lawyers across Worcestershire are back, with a prestigious black-tie Awards dinner at Grafton Manor scheduled for September.

Entries for the 2021 Worcestershire Law Society (WLS) Awards are now open, with eight categories that recognise solicitors, paralegals, barristers and administrators, working in private practice or in-house across the county.

The Awards’ only category to recognise a law firm’s team is the coveted Residential Property Team of the Year Award, which this year is sponsored by bespoke property search firm Index West Midlands.

The firm works with many of Worcestershire’s law firms, providing conveyancing searches, such as environmental risk factors, utility and telecommunications reports, to the county’s commercial, and residential property lawyers, real estate and agriculture/rural affairs lawyers.

Kate Bould is managing director of Index West Midlands, and says: “This is the fifth year that we have supported the Awards. They are one of the Society’s flagship events, and e I always look forward to the dinner and thoroughly enjoy seeing so many friends and contacts at the event.

“The Awards are unique in Worcestershire for turning a spotlight on the high caliber legal professionals working across the county.

“We work closely with residential lawyers in Worcestershire, as well as further afield across the West Midlands, so it feels the perfect match for us to sponsor the Residential Property Team of the Year Award,” adds Kate, who is a member of this year’s Awards’ judging panel.

“We hope to see entries from many of the fantastic professionals we know and work with, and would encourage everyone to give it a go and enter.”

Charlotte Perry, President of WLS and  Partner at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright, adds: “The Society’s Awards are our flagship event, historically attended by around 200 professionals from the county’s legal world and always a hugely enjoyable evening.

“The Awards are the only ones specifically for Worcestershire’ legal professionals, and we anticipate a record-breaking number of entries this year. We are grateful to all our sponsors and supporters, especially to Index West Midlands’ that is a category sponsor for the fifth consecutive year.”

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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