Collins Solicitors have received a duo of astounding accolades as they were awarded Medium Law Firm of the Year 2020, as well as senior partner Des Collins being named as the Solicitor of the Year 2020 by professional body The Law Society of England and Wales.
A spokesperson for the company said that both achievements are a huge honour with the thousands of mid-sized firms existing across the country and the fact that over 140,000 practising solicitors appear on the roll.
Des Collins said: “I’m delighted that Collins Solicitors has achieved such recognition and I am so proud of my talented and tenacious team whose hard work and dedication deserves wide acclaim.
“Of course it comes as we are amidst a vitally important public inquiry, the largest ever in the UK, examining the circumstances in which thousands of people were given contaminated blood and blood products in the 1970s and 80s, causing them to contract HIV and Hep C – many of whom have since died as a result.
“We share this award with all the infected and affected who have shown similar dedication and tenacity in pursuit of justice. We look forward to celebrating with these clients again when the government finally recognises its duty to compensate those affected given all the mistakes, cover-ups and buck-passing that has blighted their lives over the past 40 years.”
This year alone, Collins Solicitors has been recognised with the Outstanding Achievement of The Year by Modern Law Awards, been highly ranked in both Chambers’ Legal Directory and Legal 500 and now by the Law Society.