LONDON and STOCKPORT, England, October 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --
Partner Christine Thornley at Gorvins Solicitors in Stockport has been Highly Commended in the Solicitor of the Year, Private Practice category at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2014.
The joint head of Gorvins Wills, Trusts and Probate team picked up the accolade at a prestigious black tie ceremony held at the Park Plaza Hotel in central London last Thursday (9th October).
The leading legal award scheme celebrates the very best examples of innovation and good practice UK-wide.
Christine was honoured for her campaigning work tackling the widely-reported national crisis surrounding how the financial industry handles Powers of Attorney with customers.
She sparked debate around the issue, pioneered the introduction of training workshops for banking professionals to restore confidence and filmed a video for the banking sector. Christine, along with her team also hosts free advice sessions for the public to educate them on the importance of proper planning for their futures.
Lorraine Lockie, Managing Partner at Gorvins, expressed how proud the firm was of Christine's achievement.
"This is amazing national recognition from the Law Society who focus their awards on exceptional results. Christine has demonstrated her drive in getting behind a national issue and delivering benefit for a wide range of audiences."
Accepting the award Christine said: "I am thrilled to get this recognition because it continues to shine a light on the importance of financial institutions getting Power of Attorney right for their customers as well as how important it is to put the right plans in place."
For a full list of winners go to http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/representation/excellence-awards/2014-winners/.
Notes to editors
Gorvins is a full service regional law firm with specialist commercial and private client teams working across a number of disciplines including corporate and commercial law, commercial property, dispute resolution, employment, residential property, family, personal injury, wills and trusts. The firm has 16 partners and over 100 staff based at its head office in Stockport. For further information visit http://www.gorvins.com.
Paul Longmire – Marketing Manager, Gorvins Solicitors, Tiviot Dale, Stockport, South Manchester, SK1 1TA, Tel: +44(0)845-652-3256, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org