Oh, What A Night; Looking Back At The DASLS 2019 Legal Awards

Oh, What A Night; Looking Back At The DASLS 2019 Legal Awards

On Thursday 4th April, one of the highlights of the Exeter events calendar took place as the Devon & Somerset Law Society (DASLS) gathered at the stunning Exeter Cathedral for the DASLS 2019 Legal Awards and Dinner.

Planned and delivered in partnership with Grow (who have just announced that they will be working with the DASLS for a second year), it was the largest DASLS event to date, with five hundred attendees including the great and good of the South West’s law profession as well as local dignitaries and prominent members of the regional business community. A DASL-ing evening ensued, in the inimitable beauty of the Cathedral.

The DASLS 2019 Legal Awards were made possible by working with:

Sponsors: Barclays, Exeter Racecourse, Devon Community Foundation, Sampson Hall, Legal Southwest, DPS Software, Handelsbanken, Conveyancing Data Services, PKF Francis Clark, Magdalen Chambers, NatWest, Burcher Jennings and headline sponsor Commercial Managed IT.

Event Partners: Warwick Event Services, DS Automobiles, Lockton and Moneypenny.

Commenting on the DASL-ing success of the night, Tony Steiner, Executive Director of DASLS, explained:

“This stunning event exceeded our expectations and has established DASLS Legal Awards as the premier event for Solicitors in the area. Congratulations to all of our winners and everyone that was shortlisted; this was a celebration of good service and high standards in the Solicitors’ profession.”

Alice Bryan, Former Head of Events at Grow, said:

“This year’s event was one the DASLS committee had wanted to achieve since the start of their prestigious awards programme. I feel very honoured to have project managed the previous awards and to finally be able to achieve this in 2019.

“The success of the evening came from working with a great team of experts who all played their parts to deliver a stunning event; they all delivered above and beyond.

“This year I was fortunate enough to form some new relationships, as well as strengthen existing relationships, with sponsors who made the evening possible. I would like to thank them and all who took part in the DASLS 2019!”

Exeter Rock Choir perform at the DASLS 2019 Legal Awards
Exeter Rock Choir perform at the DASLS 2019 Legal Awards

Celebrations for the Family Law Company

Family law is a niche area of law centred around helping families through a variety of situations including divorce and separation, unmarried finance, domestic abuse and child abduction. It can be an emotional area of law to work in, as the best family lawyers don’t just represent their clients, they support them, too. This is the ethos of The Family Law Company, so there were huge celebrations on table 28 at the DASLS 2019 Legal Awards when we were announced as Law Firm of the year (1-10 Partners).

As a specialist South West family law firm, we were all thrilled with this recognition. For Solicitor Imran Khodabocus, the evening became extra special when he was named as Solicitor of the Year. We feel Imran is a standout solicitor, often representing children in emotionally tough cases.

Big cheers for Kirsty Thyer from our Plymouth office, who was Highly Commended as Leader of the Year. Kirsty leads a team of lawyers and paralegals working mainly on legal aid cases.

Carrie Laws and Hannah Porter were worthy finalists in their categories, Chartered Legal Executive and Rising Star, and we look forward to seeing what they achieve over the next few years.

The whole company is excited to add a new selection of awards to the growing trophy cabinet!

We offer a free first appointment for anyone who is going through difficulties and want to know their options. We can we contacted on 01392 421777 or enquiries@thefamilylawco.com

Family Law Company celebrating win at the DASLS 2019 Legal Awards
The Family Law Company celebrating their win of Law Firm of the year (1-10 Partners)

Celebrations for East Devon Law

East Devon Law was established in June 2012 by Ian Hunt, who is a Chartered Legal Executive with over 25 years’ experience in private client and later-life law practice.  The firm has grown and expanded and is now based on the historic Cadhay estate, providing a range of legal services to both private individuals, their families and businesses.  The firm has a number of consultant solicitors who deal with company and commercial work, civil litigation advice, and specialist Court of Protection work. East Devon Law can also advise on many other areas via its’ Trusted Associate Network.

Ian specialises in supporting elderly and vulnerable people, especially those at end-of-life or with disabilities, with a caring, thorough, diligent approach to supporting clients and solving their problems. This was recognised when Ian was awarded the CILEx Private Client Legal Expert award in September 2018 and most recently, the Chartered Legal Executive of the Year at the DASLS 2019 Legal Awards.  

The firm values all its clients and is the highest rated Legal service provider by Trading Standards in Devon, Somerset and Torbay.  East Devon Law’s approach can be best summed up by the firm’s strapline, ‘All Round Solutions for You and Your Family’.

Ian Hunt holding his award at the DASLS 2019 Legal Awards
East Devon Law’s Ian Hunt holding his trophy for Chartered Legal Executive of the Year at the DASLS 2019 Legal Awards

Celebrations for Beviss & Beckingsale

Beviss & Beckingsale are extremely proud to have won the Client experience category at the recent DASLS 2019 Legal Awards.  The evening was attended with a mixture of our Partners, Lawyers, support, trainee and Practice Management team and a great evening was had by all.

We put out clients at the heart of everything that we do and pride ourselves on going that extra mile.  This award being evidential of our long-term commitment to our clients.  This award would not have been possible without our lawyers and support staff who we would like to take this opportunity to thank for their hard work.  We believe teamwork makes the dreamwork!

For over 200 years Beviss & Beckingsale have been serving the legal needs of our local community and building a solid reputation as trusted advisers.  We are proud to serve successive generation of many local families, whose continued instructions and recommendations are an endorsement of our services.

Beviss & Beckingsale winning Client experience  at the DASLS 2019 Legal Awards
Beviss & Beckingsale winning the Client experience category at the recent DASLS 2019 Legal Awards

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