Local legal firm O’Donnell Solicitors has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards 2019.
O’Donnell Solicitors has been shortlisted in the Small Law Firm of the Year category in the awards, generally considered as the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales.
The awards are highly competitive; with all 14,000 legal practices across England and Wales being eligible to enter. The Law Society president Simon Davis describes being shortlisted for an Excellence Award as ‘to be recognised as among the very best of the profession’.
O’Donnell Solicitors join 10 other firms from across various parts of England and Wales on the shortlist and the winner will be announced at a gala award ceremony in London on 23 October 2019.
Rebecca O’Donnell, Director and Head of Private client said:
“The Law Society Excellence Awards is one of the most highly respected awards in our industry. The whole firm is buzzing with excitement – it’s a real boost and is something that each and every member of the team has played their part in.”
The news of the Law Society Award comes shortly after further recent award recognition – this time for the firm’s conveyancing department. O’Donnell Solicitors has been shortlisted for the LFS Small Conveyancing Firm of the Year Award – a national awards programme designed to highlight those leading the way in the field of residential property. The firm’s property department, which has continued to expand since the appointment of Claire Egerton as Director in January 2018, enjoys an ever-growing reputation in the local area but also nationally, working alongside both local and national housebuilders. The O’Donnell team also specialise in new-build property conveyancing.
O’Donnell Solicitors was established in December 2015 by James O’Donnell and Rebecca O’Donnell. Based on their objective of providing city centre quality legal advice to individuals and businesses in their local area of Saddleworth, the firm has gone from strength to strength and now has two branch offices, thirteen support staff and two further Directors – Anthony Jones, who specialises in family law, and Claire Egerton, who heads the firm’s residential property department. Two assistant Solicitors complete the firm’s current team – Suzzanne Gardener specialising in dispute resolution and employment Law and family Soliictor Krista Enziano.
Providing a comprehensive range of specialist legal services, including private client, property (residential and commercial), family law, employment law, dispute resolution and commercial/corporate law, the firm has a reputation for providing ‘straight-talking’ advice to its clients in a modern and vibrant surroundings having invested heavily in the best technology.
Rebecca O’Donnell continued:
“We’ve come a long way since setting up the firm three and a half years ago and in that time the firm has been lucky enough to be shortlisted and win a number of awards on a local basis. To receive national recognition in the form of these two award shortlisting’s is extremely exciting and humbling.
“As a brand-new Law Firm, we’ve been able to adopt a fresh outlook and tailor the way we operate in line with our client’s requirements. We’re delighted that our ethos of providing ‘straight talking’ advice – avoiding jargon where possible and communicating with clients using up-to-date and efficient technology – is obviously resonating with clients.”