The starting pistol has been fired for nominations for the 2017 Law Society Excellence Awards which celebrate the best and brightest among English and Welsh solicitors.

The Excellence Awards, the landmark event in the year for recognising achievement in the profession, are now in their 11th year and nominations are sought in a range of categories that span the legal sector.

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Nicola Plant, Thomson Snell & Passmore

President of the Law Society Robert Bourns said: ‘The Excellence Awards recognise and commend the very best - those solicitors whose dedication, skill and passion for the law have set them above the already high standard of their peers.

‘The winners embody not just the values of the solicitor profession, but the vital role they play in the administration of justice every day.’

Nominations are sought across 12 categories for firms and seven categories for individual solicitors, and are open until Friday 26 May. The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 19 October.

This will be the third year that the Awards have recognised the world of private client law. Last year’s winners of the Excellence in Private Client Practice, Kent firm Thomson Snell & Passmore, urge teams to put themselves forward. Head of Private Client, Nicola Plant said:

‘Winning the award for excellence in private client practice is an accolade we are so very proud of. At Thomson Snell & Passmore we take great pride in client service and to receive an acknowledgement like this by our peer group cements our focus on providing peace of mind to generations of families and businesses. I encourage other teams to take part, as being shortlisted was as lifting as winning.’