We are delighted to announce that we won 2 individual awards at the inaugural Devon and Somerset Law Society Legal Awards on Thursday 3 March 2016.

The black tie event, compered by legal broadcaster Joshua Rozenberg, was held at Sandy Park – the home of Exeter Chiefs.

The band of the Royal Marines opened the ceremony in rousing style. This was followed by a passionate speech from the Law Society president who voiced concerns about access to justice, which he described as being under siege.

Twelve awards were handed out at the gala dinner, six to legal practices and six to individual lawyers.

Rachel Thain from our Taunton office was named ‘Legal Hero’ for showing “exceptional dedication and commitment”, and going the ‘extra mile’ for their clients. Rachel works in the field of Abuse law, where she fights tirelessly for the legal rights of victims of sex abuse.

Personal injury executive Jasmine Butler, also based at our Taunton office, won Support Team Member of the Year, sponsored by Paignton Zoo, for “demonstrating dedication and motivation beyond the call of duty.”

We were also runners up in the categories of Solicitor of the Year, Leader of the Year and Team of the Year.

Slee Blackwell scoop 2 prizes at legal awards