The team at O’Donnell Solicitors are celebrating the news of being shortlisted for not one, but two, prestigious awards.
The firm has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards 2019, in the Small Law Firm of the Year category. Described as ‘the highest accolade for law firms’, the Law Society Excellence Awards are highly competitive, with all legal practices across England and Wales being eligible to enter. In making the shortlist, O’Donnell Solicitors joins ten other firms, with the winner being announced at a gala awards ceremony in London on 23 October 2019.
News of the Law Society Award nomination came within two weeks of a further award recognition – this time for the LFS Conveyancing Awards in the category of Small Conveyancing Firm of the Year. This is the second time the firm has been nominated for the award, having received a ‘highly commended’ recognition in 2017.
The firm’s property department, which has grown significantly since the appointment of Claire Egerton as Director in January 2018, enjoys an ever-growing reputation in the local area. Working alongside both local and national housebuilders, the O’Donnell team also specialises in new-build conveyancing.
Commenting on the award news, Rebecca O’Donnell, Director, said:
“We’ve come a long way since setting up the firm four years ago and the firm has been lucky enough to be shortlisted and win a number of awards on a local basis.
“The Law Society Excellence Awards is one of the most highly respected awards in our industry so to have been shortlisted is a real coup. The firm continues to gain recognition as a leader regionally with a stellar team and to now receive recognition on a national level is truly extremely gratifying and humbling. Looking back we’ve all worked so hard and the team deserve this recognition for which we are so grateful!
“The whole firm is buzzing with excitement – awards like these are something that each and every member of the team has contributed towards and can be proud of.”
O’Donnell Solicitors was established in December 2015 by James O’Donnell and Rebecca O’Donnell. Based on their objective of providing city centre quality legal advice to individuals and businesses in their local area of Saddleworth, the firm has gone from strength to strength and now has two branch offices, thirteen support staff and two further Directors – Anthony Jones, who specialises in family law, and Claire Egerton, who heads the firm’s residential property department. Two assistant Solicitors complete the firm’s current team – Suzzanne Gardener specialising in dispute resolution and employment Law and family Solicitor Krista Enziano.
Providing a comprehensive range of specialist legal services, including private client, property (residential and commercial), family law, employment law, dispute resolution and commercial/corporate law, the firm has a reputation for providing ‘straight-talking’ advice to its clients in modern and vibrant surroundings having invested heavily in the best technology.