Nigel Priestley, Solicitor of the Year – Law Society Excellence Awards
Many outstanding solicitors were honoured at last night’s law Society Excellence Awards, attended by almost 600 guests and presented by BBCbroadcaster Mishal Husain. The private practice Solicitor of the Year award went to Nigel Priestley, child care solicitor and senior partner at Ridley & Hall in Huddersfield, who used his acceptance speech to speak out against legal aid cuts and praise the success of Huddersfield Law Society’s twinning project with Uganda.
Friday 22 October 2010 by Rachel Rothwell
“The judges thought Nigel Priestley is exactly the type of solicitor who the profession should be commending – he is one who demonstrates through his work a passion for correcting the injustices of society and he has recently won two landmark cases which have national implications. He is also responsible for setting up the twinning link when he was president of Huddersfield Law Society with the Uganda Law society. He is an exemplar to all in the legal sector.” www.lawsociety.org.uk