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Children & Families Team at Warwickshire wins LLG Team of the Year Award 2022

The Children & Families Legal Team at Warwickshire County Council has been named Team of the Year in the LLG Awards 2022.

Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council was highly commended in the category, which was sponsored by Bevan Brittan, Weightmans and Browne Jacobson.

The winners and placements in the other categories were:

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  • Winner: Natasha Watson (pictured), Brighton & Hove City Council.
  • Highly Commended: Sarah Duxbury, Warwickshire County Council.

Lawyer of the Year (sponsored by Shoosmiths; Eversheds Sutherland; and Trowers & Hamlins):

  • Winner: Kieran Stockley, Melton Borough Council.
  • Highly Commended: Lucie Hardwick, Torbay Council; and Sarah Hall, Mansfield District Council.

Junior Lawyer of the Year (sponsored by Greenburgh & Co; Iken; and Thomson Reuters):

  • Winner: Eleanor Troke, Wakefield Council.
  • Highly Commended: Laura Sturgess, North West Leicestershire DIstrict Council; Sara Zadeh, Brighton & Hove City Council.
  • Finalists: Stephanie Hartopp, Warwickshire County Council; Rachel Smith, Derbyshire County Council.

Legal Project Individual/Team of the Year (sponsored by Sharpe Pritchard; Wilkin Chapman; and Womble Bond Dickinson)

  • Winner: Jack Cantwell, Warwickshire County Council.
  • Highly Commended: North West Leicestershire In-House Legal Team.
  • Finalists: Southampton & Fareham Legal Partnership; Kieran Stockley, Melton Borough Council; and Brent Council Legal Services Commercial Team.

The awards ceremony took place at LLG’s Spring Conference in Durham last week (27 May).

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