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Former practice director of nplaw receives posthumous award

The former practice director of shared legal service nplaw, Chris Skinner, has been posthumously awarded for his outstanding contribution to the legal profession in Norfolk by the Norwich and Norfolk Law Society.

Skinner, who passed away suddenly in February 2017, lived and worked in Norfolk for most of his career.

He was nominated for the award by colleagues at nplaw, which he had helped to establish in 2010 and where he had become the Practice Director in December 2016.

His children, Tom and Jess, received the award on his behalf from the President of the Norfolk and Norwich Law Society, David Richards, at the Society’s Annual Dinner (21 September).

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Commenting on the award, his colleague and friend – Norfolk County Council’s chief legal officer Victoria McNeill - said: “Chris’ straightforward approach, his positive can-do attitude and his lovely sense of humour are missed by colleagues and clients alike.

“He has left a huge gap in the world of local government law, in the area of compulsory purchase and in the lives of those who knew him.”

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