Shortlist unveiled for Wolverhampton Law Society awards

By Simon Penfold | Business Events | Published:

The judges for this week's Wolverhampton Law Society awards have hailed a 'particularly strong and diverse' set of nominations.

The Wolverhampton Law Society annual dinner and awards event takes place at Molineux on November 23

The entrants this year range from solicitors and barristers to estate agents and independent financial advisers.

The guest judges on this year's law society panel were Her Honour Judge Helen Hughes, the chief executive of the Black Country Chamber of Commerce, Corin Crane, the Mayor of Wolverhampton Councillor Phil Page, Vicky Price from the Grand Theatre and Peter Walton from the University of Wolverhampton.

They met last month to assess the entries in four award categories, namely Junior Professional of the Year (sponsored by Move Reports), Professional of the Year (sponsored by University of Wolverhampton), Professional Services Firm of the Year (sponsored by NO5 Chambers) and Community Champion of the Year (sponsored by Wolverhampton Law Society)

The judges said they were 'very impressed' across all categories at the talent these professionals had displayed and their commitment to the Wolverhampton and Black Country area. Those on the shortlist exhibited strong CSR values, growth and development, and organisations and individuals dedicated to the needs of their clients, other professionals and the geographical region in which they work.

The shortlist is:

Junior Professional of the year

Lauren Saville- Rees Page Solicitors

Hannah Smith-FBC Manby Bowdler LLP


Ravi Basra- FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Jack Simner-Sanders Wright and Freeman Estate Agents

Professional Services Firm of the Year

George Green LLP


St Philips Chambers

Prosperity Wealth

Berriman Eaton

Professional of the Year

Alison Westwood-Thornes

Nick Wynn Williams-Rees Page

Paul Gorman- Beaufort Financial

Lyn Coughlan- FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Community Champion

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Newell Palmer

Andy Gough- FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

Alex Mansfield- George Green LLP

The winners will be announced at the Wolverhampton Law Society annual dinner and awards even on Friday, November 23, at Wolvehampton's Molineux Stadium with a 1920’s great Gatsby theme.

Simon Penfold

By Simon Penfold
Business Editor - @SPenfold_star

Business Editor based at the Express & Star's head office in Wolverhampton, looking for stories big & small.


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