Law Society Excellence Awards
Peter Garsden, Managing Partner of Stockport based Simpson Millar, has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s Solicitor of the Year award in the Law Society Awards 2015. He was selected by specialist judges which included Frances Gibb, legal editor of The Times. The awards are in their ninth year and provide a unique opportunity to highlight and celebrate the excellence of individuals and organisations within the legal profession.
Solicitor of the Year
The Solicitor of the Year award category recognises an outstanding contribution made by a solicitor in private practice. The winner is someone in a legal practice who is seen by colleagues as going ‘that extra mile’.
Peter has devoted the last 20 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.
Commenting on the awards, Peter said: “I am delighted and genuinely flattered that I have been selected as a finalist in this category, in what is a national competition with many well deserving entrants. I would like to wish all the other candidates every success.
The winners will be announced at a prestigious black-tie awards dinner on Thursday 22 October 2015 at the Hilton Park Lane Hotel, London.