Highly commended: Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning Committee

Last night the Huddersfield Law Society Uganda Twinning programme was recognised at the Law Society Excellence Awards presented by BBC Left to right: Sarah Young and Nigel Priestley, Ridley & Hall and Anne Pendlebury, Eaton Smithbroadcaster Mishal Husain. The programme was highly commended in the category of “Excellence In Community Investment”. This award highlighted best practice and innovation in community investment including fundraising and charitable giving, pro bono and non-legal volunteering. The judges were looking for innovative and sustainable solutions to an identified need which produced significant impacts for both the community and the organisation, in programmes over and above core business activity.

Anne Pendlebury from Eaton Smith along with Sarah Young and Nigel Priestley from Ridley & Hall LLP received the award on behalf of the twinning committee and Nigel used his acceptance speech as Solicitor of the Year to raise the profile and praise the success of Huddersfield Law Society’s twinning project with Uganda.

Judges commented “Huddersfield Law Society’s Twinning Programme with Uganda is exemplary in demonstrating the power of pro bono work to unite and develop the legal community locally and internationally. The longevity of the partnership is testament to its success and the creation of the Legal Resource Centre in Kampala is a highly valuable legacy.” www.lawsociety.org.uk