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Posted 03/12/2017


Winning team members: (l-r) Oliver Daniels, Emilie Darwin and Rachel Roberts.

Scooping half the six open awards at the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Law Society (GWILS) Legal Excellence Awards, lawyers from Harrison Clark Rickerbys have good cause to celebrate – they also notched up three runner-up places, and all at their first attempt.

The firm’s Cheltenham office won Law Firm of the Year, Team of the Year for its employment and education team and trainee Emma Glazzard won Junior Lawyer of the Year. Close behind were associates Charlotte Melhuish, runner-up in the Lawyer of the Year category, and Tom Kirkhope, runner-up in the Junior Lawyer of the Year section – the firm was also runner-up in the Corporate Social Responsibility Firm of the Year category.

Rich Wilkey, head of the firm’s Cheltenham office, said: “The results for HCR from last night's awards were fantastic and a true testament to the strength and depth of the firm.  Winning Law Firm of the Year says it all, especially given the good competition in these regions. I am really delighted for all our winners and runners up.”

Emma said: “I am honoured to represent HCR as this year’s Junior Lawyer of the Year. It is great to be part of a firm that wants to celebrate its trainees and our achievements.”

Jenny Okafor-Jones, who leads the employment and education team, said: “I am really very proud of the team – this award is a well-earned recognition of a lot of passion, hard work and dedication.

“The team has grown significantly over the last couple of years and, with our national specialism in education, we have never been better placed to support businesses and educational institutions across the South West and far beyond with all their people issues.”

The awards evening was held at the De Vere Cotswold Water Park hotel at South Cerney, hosted by ITV weather presenter Bob Crampton.

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has 450 staff and partners based at offices in Cheltenham, the Wye Valley, Hereford, Worcester, London, Birmingham and the Thames Valley, who provide a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients, regionally and nationwide.  The firm also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual market sectors, including health and social care, education, advanced manufacturing, agricultural and rural affairs, defence, security and the forces, and construction.

To find out more please contact: Rachel Evans 07970 101451


About Harrison Clark Rickerbys
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Harrison Clark Rickerbys provides a complete spectrum of City-quality legal services to business and private clients across the South and West Midlands, Thames Valley and Wye Valley corridors and southwest of England. The firm has specialist expertise in advanced manufacturing; agriculture and rural affairs; construction and engineering; health and social care; defence, security and the forces; and education.
Harrison Clark Rickerbys' work in all aspects of law is nationally and internationally recognised.  It is also annually recognised for the quality of its work through listings in Tier 1 of the prestigious Legal 500 and Chamber and Partners directories of the major law firms in England and Wales.
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