Advertising Feature: 'Highly Commended' Award for Simpson Solicitors
Simpson Solicitors of Kingswood have today been told they have won the ‘Highly Commended’ award by judges for the Law Society Excellence Awards 2020 , the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales.
When many firms closed, Simpson Solicitors in the Kings Chase Shopping Centre, Kingswood kept their doors open and continued serving clients needing Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate during the pandemic.
The judges were impressed by the range of Simpsons’ innovative initiatives, such as Free Review Meetings, free meetings at the client’s home, garden meetings, drive-thru signings and a scheme providing a free service to NHS workers.
Law Society of England and Wales president Simon Davis said: “2020 has been an extremely challenging year for the profession and the public. Firms of solicitors have gone above and beyond in order to keep individual and business clients out of trouble, often at risk to their own mental, physical and financial health. At the Law Society Excellence Awards, we come together to celebrate outstanding success. There are more than 9,000 law firms in England and Wales, so for Simpson Solicitors to win an Excellence Award is an extraordinary achievement.”
John Baden-Daintree (solicitor at Simpsons) said “I am so proud of this award which acknowledges how our fantastic team were appointed as key-workers and then supported so many local people, especially the most vulnerable and elderly. It highlights the importance to our clients of being able to access a friendly local expert. The pandemic is not over and it highlights that our award-winning Free Review Service for Wills and Powers of Attorney remains open and available to all”
The Law Society Excellence Awards 2020 – held virtually for the first time due to the Covid-19 pandemic – shines a spotlight on the achievements of firms of solicitors in England and Wales. Professionals are recognised across a range of categories covering all areas of legal practice and business.