We don't need an award ceremony to tell us that we have some incredible lawyers at TVE. We have a wealth of talent across the firm with hard working committed lawyers.
In a firm whose core business bucks the trend by continuing to practice legal aid across multiple disciplines, it's incredible that we are lucky enough to have so many young lawyers still committed to delivering access to justice.
Every one of our young lawyers deserves to be recognised, however, it's a delight when one of our own TVE family wins an award recognising their talent.
I was incredibly proud to attend the Solicitors Journal Award ceremony on Wednesday 25th May with Katie Brown, my deputy head in the Social Welfare team. To be shortlisted at an awards ceremony which is industry wide is brilliant, to win the Rising Star category is just fantastic!
Katie's achievements in her work for YLAL ( Young Legal Aid Lawyers), where she was Co-Chair 2011-2015, are well documented, however Katie works tirelessly day in day out with a specialist homelessness practice. We are a close team supporting each other in delivering life changing advice to hundreds of clients every month and Katie's role in managing that team is crucial.
Katie's win was a boost to all our legal aid lawyers and the wonderful responses on Twitter evidenced how strong and supportive our wider community is.