Specialist abuse lawyers, Cheadle Hulme based Simpson Millar (incorporating Abney Garsden solicitors) have been selected as finalists in two categories in this year’s Law Society Excellence Awards. The awards, hosted by the Law Society of England and Wales, are in their seventh year and provide a unique opportunity to highlight and celebrate the excellence of individuals and organisations within the legal profession.
Peter Garsden, Partner at Simpson Millar, has been nominated in the Solicitor of the Year award. He has devoted the last 19 years of his professional life to supporting the victims of child abuse and has been the lead solicitor in over 25 different group actions involving over 100 claimants.
Andrew Lord, a trainee solicitor in the firm’s abuse department, has also been short listed in the Junior Lawyer of the Year category.
Commenting on the awards, Peter Garsden said: “I am delighted and genuinely flattered that we have been selected as finalists in two categories of awards, in what is a national competition with many well deserving entrants. I would like to wish all the other candidates every success.”
In 2013 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 22nd October at the Park Plaza hotel in London.