Three local authorities have been shortlisted for the Law Society’s Excellence Awards for 2010.
They are Scarborough Borough Council (excellence in client service), Leeds City Council (Lexcel award for excellence in practice management), and Staffordshire County Council Legal Services Unit (excellence in learning and development).
A number of public sector lawyers have also been shortlisted for individual awards. They include:
- Rizwana Kauser, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council – junior lawyer of the year
- Laurie Trounce, Cornwall Council – junior lawyer of the year
- Steven Zdolyny, North West Development Agency – solicitor of the year (in-house)
- Harbens Kaur, Homerton Hospital NHS Trust – legal executive of the year
BBC Broadcaster Mishal Husain will present the awards at a black tie dinner and presentation ceremony on 21 October at Old Billingsgate, London.
Linda Lee, Law Society President said; "Once again, we have seen a very high standard of entries received for the Excellence Awards. Those who have made the short list should be extremely proud of getting this far, as this year we received a record number of superb entries.
"The Excellence Awards recognises the innovation, quality and tenacity that is characteristic of the legal profession. We hope the short listed will act as an inspiration to others."