Hogan Lovells Wins Three Prizes at Association of Women Solicitors Awards 2012
14 September 2012
LONDON, 14 September 2012 – Hogan Lovells' scooped three prizes at the Association of Women Solicitors Awards 2012 last night (13 September), when three of its female lawyers were crowned Best Woman Solicitor in a Large Firm, Best Woman Solicitor Retaining and Developing Legal Talent and Best Woman Solicitor Undertaking Pro Bono Work.
The Best Woman Solicitor Retaining and Developing Legal Talent title went to Hogan Lovells' People Development Partner Ruth Grant, who is also the firm's co-Chair of the Global Diversity Committee and Chair of the London Diversity Committee. Ruth has led the firm's Diversity agenda since 2007 and is a key ambassador for the development and retention of our talented female lawyers.
Hogan Lovells Real Estate Group Manager Jackie Newstead was crowned Best Woman Solicitor in a Large Firm for her dedication to both clients success and the successful management of the firm's real estate practice. Last year saw Hogan Lovells' UK real estate practice enjoy its strongest since 2006 – working on 1,500 deals, totalling more than £3.5bn in deal value, a significant increase on £2bn in 2010.
Senior associate Anna Mills was named Best Woman Solicitor Undertaking Pro Bono Work for her outstanding work on ground-breaking and high profile pro bono cases, most notably her work on the Christmas Island Case, where she is representing eleven former members of the Armed Forces, or their estate, who were deployed between 1956 and 1959 to Christmas Island in the Pacific and Maralinga, in Australia, for operational duties in connection with nuclear testing.
The Association of Women Solicitors celebrates excellence in the profession across private practice, the public sector, commerce and industry, and the Bar.
Ruth Grant, Hogan Lovells' People Development Partner, co-Chair of the Global Diversity Committee and Chair of the London Diversity Committee said:
"We are delighted to have won awards across three diverse parts of our practice, reflecting the breadth of the female talent in the firm and the emphasis we place on all round excellence. We are grateful to the AWS for the care taken in the selection process and the profile opportunity through winning these awards to profile both within Hogan Lovells and externally our women's agenda and the success we have had to date. This is particularly welcome as we role out our new global diversity business plan which now includes targets for numbers of women partners by 2017 and 2022."
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