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David Vascott

News, Features and Opinion Editor, Solicitors Journal

Legal Heroes shortlist announced

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Legal Heroes shortlist announced


The Law Society has published the names of 26 nominees ahead of its awards ceremony in September.

In a press release on 10 August, the society said:

The 26 shortlisted nominees are from a range of different practice areas and career backgrounds. The nominees have been shortlisted for making a lasting, tangible difference to society and bringing distinction to the profession.

Law Society of England and Wales President Lubna Shuja said: “Congratulations to all our nominees. It has been inspiring to read so many entries which all showed the fantastic work done by many of our members.  They are a testament to the profession.

“Solicitors are vitally important in the justice system. They provide valuable support and advice to people, businesses, and the government. It’s important that we take time to recognise and commend their hard work and achievements.

“We are proud to announce a shortlist of amazing solicitors who have consistently gone above and beyond to make a lasting impact on colleagues and communities.

“I look forward to announcing the winners and celebrating their outstanding contributions at the Legal Heroes reception in September.”

The 26 shortlisted nominees are:

  • Aleksandra Kowalska
  • Belinda Knight
  • Clive Sutton
  • Crystal Dias
  • Emily Mcfadden
  • Helen Ahmet
  • Joan Scott
  • Jonathan Lafferty
  • Lisa Guscott
  • Lubana Kayani
  • Martin Whitehorn
  • Matthew Bell
  • Mellissa Akinya
  • Mohammed Zeb
  • Naga Kandiah
  • Niresha Umaichelvam
  • Parvien Akhtar
  • Qaisar Sheikh
  • Rebecca Craig
  • Reena Parmar
  • Ruth Camp
  • Sabeena Pirooz
  • Shabina Begum
  • Susan Harlow
  • Elizabeth Francis
  • Victoria Cromwell