25th September 2018

Gloucestershire & Wiltshire legal awards open for nominations

The Gloucestershire & Wiltshire incorporated Law Society (GWILS) has launched nominations for its second Annual Awards, designed to reward the excellence of both legal professionals and the colleagues they work with every day – whether legal cashiers, secretaries, receptionists, office managers or assistants.

An independent panel of judges will decide the winners across five categories:

  • Support Team Member of the Year
  • Junior Lawyer of the Year
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Service to the Community Award
  • Law Firm of the Year.

The sixth and most coveted prize, the President’s Outstanding Achievement Award, will be decided by Thrings’  Ramona Derbyshire, GWILS president for the past three terms.

Submissions will be accepted until 10 October 2018 and nominees across all categories judged on factors such as conduct, dedication, commitment to clients and colleagues, contribution to the profession or the wider community, professionalism, leadership, energy and going the extra mile.

The winners will be announced at a three-course, black tie dinner at the Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort on 22 November 2018, an event which is expected to attract more than 100 members of the counties’ legal communities. Hosting the awards will be local bass player, barrister and business strategist, Wallace Dobbin.

Ramona Derbyshire says: “2018 brings with it the added honour of supporting the Doddie Weir Foundation in raising awareness and funds for research into Motor Neurone Disease. To help this cause, we are incredibly lucky to have Matt Perry, Duncan Bell and Dave Hilton (England and Bath Rugby Union players) present the awards and answer questions from our guests in a special Q&A.”

Thrings trainee, Scott Robins, was appointed chair of GWILS’ Junior Lawyer Division in June (read more here).

For more information about the awards, please visit www.gwils.co.uk

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