Legal excellence recognised at Liverpool awards

TALENT from across the city region’s legal profession came together for Liverpool Law Society’s Annual Dinner featuring Legal Awards earlier in November.

More than 300 guests attended the black-tie dinner at the Rum Warehouse in Liverpool. The President of the Society, Julie O’Hare, congratulated all those who entered the awards and attended the dinner.
She said: “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!”

Winners on the night were:

Law Firm Award (100+ employees) – MSB

Law Firm Award (1-99 employees)- Bell, Lamb & Joynson Solicitors

Rising Star Award – Eleanor Slater from Morecrofts Solicitors

Outstanding Lawyer Award – 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 charity supporting children with cancer in Merseyside and their families.

Sponsors of the evening were DR&P, Index PI, Landmark Information and the University of Law.