A Halifax solicitor has beaten off competition from legal firms across the region to be shortlisted in this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards.
Penny Manock, head of Family Law at Wilkinson Woodward, is one of just four nominees shortlisted in the Family Law Award category, which recognises some of the most talented individuals and successful family law firms in Yorkshire.
Assessed by an eminent panel of judges chaired by Alistair MacDonald QC, nominated firms and individuals were judged on aspects such as achievements in the field of family law, dedication to clients, significant impact on the legal profession and contribution to the community.
Welcoming the announcement, Wilkinson Woodward’s managing director Maureen Cawthorn said:
“From her early days as a trainee solicitor to her appointment as the first mediator in Calderdale, Penny has continually demonstrated her heartfelt commitment to clients, the development of the practice and the wider legal profession.”
“Under Penny’s leadership, our family law department has developed into the largest family practice in Calderdale and we’re delighted she has been recognised alongside other well-respected family law experts on the shortlist.”
Chair of the judging panel Alistair MacDonald QC said:
“The breadth and depth of the nominations this year demonstrates how valuable the legal profession is to both society and business in Yorkshire.”
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Leeds in October.
Wilkinson Woodward, which has offices in Halifax, Brighouse and Huddersfield, was established in 1888 and houses a team of lawyers with specialisms ranging from family law and mediation to wills, probate, employment law, commercial law and conveyancing.
Its work is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
The practice also incorporates Boococks estate agents and lettings agency in Halifax.