Child abuse solicitors, Cheadle Hulme based Simpson Millar who have the largest dedicated Abuse compensation department in the country have been nominated in two award categories in the 2013 Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards.
The awards provide a unique opportunity to highlight and celebrate the excellence of individuals and organisations across the personal injury claims sector.
The firm have been nominated Claimant Personal Injury Team of the Year where the firm has had to fulfil a number of criteria including demonstrable appreciation or recognition by clients, client initiatives and contribution to the community and contribution to the legal community.
Peter Garsden, Partner at Simpson Millar (incorporating Abney Garsden solicitors) and President of A.C.A.L (Association of Child Abuse Lawyers) has been nominated in the Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer category. Peter 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.
Commenting on the awards, Managing Partner Peter Garsden said: “After specialising in child abuse compensation claims for the last 16 years and, helping to develop new areas of law and practice in this niche area of law, it is finally very rewarding to share with my team, who deserve most of the credit, the accreditation of being nominated as a finalist in the national Personal Injury Awards. Whether or not we win, the honour of being short listed makes all the hours of heartache and sheer hard toil, all the more worth it. Most of all it is a recognition that we are helping some of the most damaged and vulnerable members of our society.”
Earlier this year the specialist law firm won Small Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards whilst Peter Garsden was ‘Highly Commended’ at September’s Modern Law Awards. They have also been short listed for the Law Society Excellence awards to be held in October.
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner to be held on the 26th November in London’s River Bank Plaza Hotel.