First-time entrants scoop half of GWILS awards

LEGAL FINANCIAL HCR law firm wins- Oliver Daniels, Emilie Darwin and Rachel Roberts

Lawyers from Harrison Clark Rickerbys bagged half the six open awards at the Gloucestershire and Wiltshire Law Society (GWILS) Legal Excellence Awards. The firm also notched up three runner-up places.

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.”