Derbyshire Law Centre shortlisted for TWO prestigious national legal awards

Staff and volunteers at Derbyshire Law Centre are thrilled to learn that they have been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards 2019 in the Access to Justice category. Law Centre solicitor Lisa Haythorne has also been shortlisted for the In-house Solicitor of the Year award.

“I am so delighted to have been shortlisted for the Solicitor of the Year – In-house award” said Lisa Haythorne, previously also one of 3 finalists for the Legal Aid Practitioners Group (LAPG) Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award, Social Welfare category, earlier this year. “It’s lovely to be nominated by my colleagues for the recognition of the work I do”.

One of the Co-ordinators, Sharon Challands added, “We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Access to Justice award. I can’t believe that we are one of eight finalists from all over the country. It certainly has given us all a boost and is an appreciation of our hard work and commitment to ensure that people on low incomes across Derbyshire can access justice.”

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Law Centre first opening its doors to offer free specialist legal advice. The Centre now employs a team of 26 people including caseworkers, administrators, coordinators, homeless prevention workers, paralegals, personal navigators, solicitors, trainee solicitors and a social worker.

Winners are announced at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards ceremony in London on 23 October 2019.

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