Cheadle Hulme solicitors Abney Garsden McDonald are celebrating success after being Highly Commended in two separate categories in this year’s Law Society Excellence Awards. The glittering awards ceremony held in London were hosted by the Law Society of England and Wales. They provided a unique opportunity to highlight and celebrate the excellence of individuals and organisations within the legal profession. Firms that were Highly Commended at the awards were recognised by the judges as having made an application that particularly deserved special recommendation.
Peter Garsden, Principal of Abney Garsden McDonald and President of A.C.A.L (Association of Child Abuse Lawyers.) was Highly Commended in the Solicitor of the Year category. He has devoted the last 17 years of his professional life to supporting the victims of child abuse and has been Lead Solicitor in over 25 different Group Actions involving over 1000 Claimants.
The solicitors firm also received special recognition in the category of Excellence in Innovation for its case management system for child abuse cases.
Commenting on the awards, Managing Partner Peter Garsden said: “I am joyous that a small niche firm like Abney Garsden McDonald were highly commended in the category of innovation for our case management system for child abuse cases. I am even more amazed that I not only reached the finals of Solicitor of the Year, but also was highly commended. When one considers that there are 180,000 solicitors in England and Wales alone, and that this is a national competition, it is an amazing achievement. I am humbled that the firm are in such esteemed company with many well known national entrants. Most of all I want to thank all my team at the firm for their support over many years.”
The firm are no stranger to collecting awards as earlier this year they won firm won Small Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards and Personal Injury Team of the Year in the 2010 Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards.
Pictured above (left to right) Sue Leach, Abney Garsden McDonald, John Wotton, President of the Law Society, Peter Garsden, Abney Garsden McDonald, Claire Donoghue, Abney Garsden McDonald, Beth Yates, Abney Garsden McDonald.