Cheadle Hulme based Abney Garsden McDonald solicitors have been selected as finalists in four categories in this year’s Law Society Excellence Awards. The awards, hosted by the Law Society of England and Wales, are in their fifth year and provide a unique opportunity to highlight and celebrate the excellence of individuals and organisations within the legal profession.
Peter Garsden, Sole Principal of Abney Garsden McDonald, has been nominated in the Solicitor of the Year award. 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.
Other categories that the firm has been nominated for include Excellence in Innovation, Excellence in Client Service and the Legal Sector Alliance Award for Excellence in Environmental Responsibility.
Commenting on the awards, Managing Partner Peter Garsden said: “I am delighted and genuinely flattered that Abney Garsden McDonald are finalists in three categories of awards, in what is a national competition with many well deserving entrants. I am humbled that the firm are in such esteemed company with many well known national firms. I would also like to wish all the other candidates every success. Most of all I would also like to thank all members of my firm who deserve most of the credit for all their hard work over many years.”
Earlier in the year the firm won Small Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards.
The winners will be announced at an exclusive awards ceremony to be held on the 18th October at Old Billingsgate in London.