Tony Cherry of DAC Beachcroft and Paul Rumley of Withy King have both been shortlisted for awards in the Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2012.
Tony Cherry has been nominated as Best Solicitor – Private Practice and of course won the Bristol Law Society Pro Bono Award in 2011. Tony has been involved with Pro Help/Business In The Community for some years, including acting as Chair of Pro Help for several years. Tony then became chair of the steering committee which set up South West Legal Support Trust and when the Trust was set up, he became one of the first Trustees. He has worked enthusiastically and tirelessly in giving time to Pro Bono projects and raising money for the Support Trust.
Paul Rumley has also been shortlisted for the Best Solicitor – Private Practice Award. In 2011 Paul won the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Bristol Law Society Awards Dinner. Paul is a Clinical Negligence partner with Withy King and has led a national campaign to oppose legal aid cuts affecting severely disabled clients. The campaign is known as “It’s Not About Us, But About Them” and Paul has been instrumental in lobbying MPs, specialist groups and also the Media, giving a voice to the vulnerable in Society. Paul has led a far-reaching and tireless campaign to restore access to justice for severely disabled clients, in particular children.
Bristol Law Society wishes both local members all success in the national Law Society Awards.