Leading Genealogists Finders Join Forces With Women Solicitors To Recognise Outstanding Achievement At 2010 AWS Awards

Industry: Legal Services, Probate Services

Finders' sponsorship reflects firm's commitment to women's achievement in the legal profession

UK (PRUnderground) September 7th, 2010

The leading genealogist firm Finders is acting as the official sponsors of the prestigious 2010 Association of Women Solicitors (AWS) Annual Awards, which take place in London this Thursday 9th September.

Established in 2009 to recognise and reward women solicitors who have contributed outstanding work in their field, the AWS is proud to announce the introduction of a new category, to recognise the achievements of women working within the field of probate practice.

The AWS will recognise and reward outstanding talent in the following categories:

  • Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Probate Practice
  • Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Large Practice
  • Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Medium-sized Practice
  • Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Small Practice
  • Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Legal Aid Practice
  • Best Woman Solicitor Managing an In-House Team
  • Best Woman Solicitor Retaining and Developing Legal Talent

The awards celebrate women solicitors who strive for best practice regardless of age or status, and who will inspire other woman to demand the best of themselves and their profession. Finders is fully committed to supporting the goals of the AWS and recognizes the important role that women make as leading practitioners in legal services.

The award ceremony takes place 6pm at The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London.

The winner of each category will be selected as nominees for the high profile Association of Women Solicitors/ Legal Business Woman of the Year Award 2010, to be presented at The Law Society Excellence Awards on 21st October.

Simone Llewellyn Deputy Managing Director of Finders said

“The AWS awards continue to shine a light on the many successful women running strong practices within the legal profession. This promises to be another outstanding year for the AWS awards, especially with the creation of a new category ‘Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Probate practice,’ Finders’ particular area of interest.”

Christl Hughes Chairwoman of the AWS said

“The Association has been delighted to welcome the support of Finders and create the new category of “Best Woman Solicitor Managing a Probate Practice.” The new category has attracted significant interest.”

For further information or to speak to Christl Hughes, please contact

Christl Hughes Tel +44 (0) 116 251 8295, email: chughes@barlowssolicitors.com


About the Association of Women Solicitors:

The Association of Women Solicitors was established in 1923 a year after the first woman was admitted to the Solicitors’ Roll. It is a recognised group of the Law Society. It has a current membership of around 18000.

Its aim is to be an essential national network promoting the potential and success of every woman Solicitor at each stage of her career. It offers support and advice and represents the diverse interests of all women Solicitors.

It provides a range of educational and pastoral care services as well as an excellent opportunity for women to network with others both within and outside the profession.

About Finders:
Finders is a leading professional international probate genealogy firm dedicated to serving Lawyers, Trustees, Executors or Administrators & Personal Representatives faced with the often formidable task of identifying and tracing heirs and locating missing or unknown beneficiaries worldwide. Our success rate is currently around 97%. Other missing persons can also be found such as executors, trustees successors to shareholders, freeholders of land or pension trust beneficiaries. As a supplement to this we have developed a range of useful additional services such as our Missing Document service, Missing Beneficiary Insurance, Missing Will Service and Missing Asset Service.www.findersuk.com

About the Association of Women Solicitors Awards 2010 sponsored by Finders

Further information about the Awards including application forms can be found on the Association’s website www.womensolicitors.org.uk


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