Three solicitors have been shortlisted for the Local Government Young Solicitor of the Year award for 2011, it has been announced.
The three candidates to be chosen are:
- Sarah Bonser: a solicitor at Kent County Council who works in the Planning and Highways team. She specialises in planning, compulsory purchase and property matters.
- Sabrina Sangha: a solicitor at Thurrock Borough Council who works in the Corporate team. She specialises in contracts, commissioning and procurement
- Naomi Bentley-Lawson: a solicitor at Warwickshire County Council who works within child protection. She specialises in safeguarding and children’s services.
The winner will be announced on 15 April at the Weekend School, which is being held in Exeter this year.
The award, which is sponsored by law firm Trowers & Hamlins, was first handed out in 2005. It is intended to recognise the unique and valuable contribution that young solicitors make to their authorities and communities. Last year’s winner was Laurie Trounce of Cornwall Council.