No amount of social distancing or Covid-19 compliance could mar the delight of Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ three award winners at the Worcestershire Law Society awards on Thursday evening.
Elizabeth Beatty’s dispute resolution team took the professional discipline award, Louise Crook, head of the firm’s real estate healthcare specialism, won Solicitor of the Year and Kim Allsopp from the family law team won Paralegal of the Year.
Held at Centenary Lounge in Worcester and live streamed so that friends and colleagues could see the proceedings, the annual awards were very carefully managed to ensure Covid-19 guidelines were in place throughout. President of the Society James Osborne, a senior associate with HCR, presented the awards and was full of praise for all the winners, citing the difficulties of the past six months for so many people and the breadth of talent in the county’s legal community.
Charlotte Thornton-Smith, head of HCR’s Worcester office, said: “I really congratulate Kim, Louise and the dispute resolution team on their awards – it was a pleasure to be able to join the proceedings and celebrate with them, even if only virtually.
“I know that many staff watched the live streaming, and we are all delighted for our winners. I am very impressed that the Society went ahead, even after extra limitations were imposed, and appreciate how much thought went into keeping everyone safe.”
Harrison Clark Rickerbys has more than 500 staff and partners based at offices in Worcester, Hereford, Birmingham, London, Cambridge, Cheltenham, the Wye Valley, the Thames Valley and Cardiff, 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, technology, agricultural and rural affairs, finance and financial services, defence, security and the forces, and construction.