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Susan Howarth & Co Solicitors shortlisted for prestigious Family Law award

12 October 2020

Northwich based Susan Howarth & Co Solicitors have been shortlisted for a national industry award, as one of only five companies in the running for the Family Law Firm of the Year: North in the prestigious Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards 2020.

Recognising the important work of family lawyers, and celebrating their many successes and outstanding achievements, the awards are designed to reward excellence – this frequently means going above and beyond the call of duty, demonstrating with clear supportive evidence when and where the practice and its solicitors have done this.

The shortlist and winners are chosen by a judging panel made up of the heads of the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution, The Association of Lawyers for Children and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives, along with Family Law editors and publishing executives.

Criteria which the judging panel will take into consideration when selecting the winner include external nominations and testimonials, the quality of legal services offered and the range of expertise within the firm, amongst others.
Reacting to news of their shortlisting, Susan Howarth, Founder & Director at SH&Co., said “We are elated and so proud! To have the work we do, the approach we take, the service we deliver and the standards we achieve recognised as comparable to that of reputable and significantly bigger, multi-office city centre law firms is a real achievement. In these unprecedented and difficult times, receiving the news of our shortlisting was like a silver lining to the Covid cloud for us!”

With the innovative virtual awards ceremony due to take place Wednesday 25th November, Susan went on to say “Since the practice was founded, it has been driven by an ethos and a belief that everyone has the right to access justice, irrespective of means or social class. Simultaneously, we have strived to deliver the highest quality of client care and practice management to all clients.”

“Winning the award would prove that regardless of practice size, structure, location or profitability, with the right ethos, determination and commitment, it’s possible to both achieve and maintain your goals.”

Looking to the future, Susan went on to discuss the practice’s wider aims and objectives for the coming months.

“We are incredibly proud to be known as a highly-regarded niche family practice and we fully intend to maintain this reputation. Moving forwards, we are looking to further extend this reputation throughout the practice with the aim of being recognised for our excellence across all service areas.”

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