news-141-1-standard-200x200Farleys Solicitors have been recognised with a certificate of High Commendation at the 2010 Law Society Excellence Awards. Gemma Vine, Inquests and Actions Against Detaining Authorities Solicitor, was Highly Commended in the Junior Lawyer of the Year category.

Gemma Vine, who works at Farleys’ Manchester office, was presented with a certificate to recognise her outstanding achievements as a Solicitor at Farleys.

Now in their fourth year, the prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards were developed to celebrate the successes and outstanding achievements of firms and individuals in the legal profession. The Law Society commented that they had received a ‘record number’ of entries this year, with the Junior Lawyer of the Year category having eight shortlisted nominees.

Linda Lee, Law Society President said:

“The standard of entries received for the third annual excellence awards has been superb and reflects the high level of innovation that exists across the legal profession.

“Judging these awards was a real privilege and all the short listed entries should be extremely proud of their achievement.  These highly commended lawyers have made the promotion of best practice an integral part of their work”.

On the news, Jonathan Bridge, Partner and department head for Inquests and Actions Against Detaining Authorities at Farleys Solicitors commented:

“We’re delighted that Gemma has received this recognition. The category of Junior Solicitor was particularly well represented this year with some very strong nominees. That Gemma was Highly Commended, only just falling short of winning the category, is a fantastic achievement.

“From her time as a trainee right through to her work as a qualified solicitor, Gemma has proven to be a fantastic asset to Farleys. As an Inquest Solicitor, Gemma has been commended by clients not only for her professionalism and commitment to ensuring there is a full investigation into the death, but also the caring nature in which she conducts herself and her work in this highly sensitive area of law”.