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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Local solicitor shortlisted as Criminal Defence Lawyer of the Year

Sarah Williams, a partner at law firm Watkins and Gunn, has been shortlisted to the final three in the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards. The winners in the nine award categories will be announced by Cherie Booth QC at a ceremony in London.

Sarah, the only Welsh solicitor to have been shortlisted, was nominated for her outstanding communication skills and the high level of service she provides her clients.

Clive Thomas, Managing Partner at Watkins and Gunn, said, “I am thrilled that Sarah has been shortlisted for this award. She shows an absolute commitment to her clients. Time and again her willingness to go the extra mile has produced outstanding results fpr her clients.

“As well as heading up our Criminal department, she still finds time to be a very active partner in the practice. She thoroughly deesrves to be recognised in this way. The whole firm are rooting for her but whether or not she wins we are all very proud of her.”

Sarah originally started working with Watkins and Gunn in 1994 as a the firm ever since. since rapidly risen through the ranks and became a Partner in 2009.

On her nomination, Sarah said, “These Awards are a fantastic way of recognising all the hard work that is done by Legal Aid Lawyers to ensure that all clients have access to justice. I really wasn’t expecting to be shortlisted but I am really pleased to have been selected in such a tough category.”

The Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards are organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group, as a unique celebration of the often unsung work of those in the public sector. This is their ninth year. The winners will be announced at a ceremony at the Globe Theatre in London on 28 June 2011.

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