B P Collins’ lawyers picked up two award wins and a commendation at the Berks, Bucks and Oxfordshire (BB&O) Law Society Legal Excellence awards on Friday 27 September at The Spires Hotel, Oxford.  Simon Carroll, senior associate in the dispute resolution team, won ‘Solicitor Advocate of the Year’; Elliott Brookes, property litigation solicitor, won ‘Junior Lawyer of the Year’ and Chris Brazier, employment and business immigration partner, received a commendation in the ‘Lawyer of the Year’ category.

The BB&O Law Society Legal Excellence awards are aimed at lawyers whose professional activities over the previous 12 months are worthy of special recognition.  Each winner was acknowledged for having gone beyond that which would be expected within their roles.

As Solicitor Advocate of the Year, Simon Carroll, was awarded for his successful approach in a particularly complex dispute resolution case this year and the hugely positive impact he has made in the local community with his pro bono work.

Elliott Brookes was awarded Junior Lawyer of the Year for his ability to tailor advice for a broad range of clients – from smaller landlords involved with evictions, to commercial clients with multi-million property portfolios. His role as an ambassador for the firm within the property sector was also noted.

Meanwhile Chris Brazier was commended as Lawyer of the Year, for establishing and developing the firm’s business immigration practice, which has, over the past 18 months, made a significant impact in mitigating the effects of Brexit for EU nationals by creating bespoke settled status training programmes to assist with applications and reassure them about their future in the UK.

Simon Deans, B P Collins’ senior partner said:

“Congratulations to Simon, Elliott and Chris. I’m delighted that their commitment to their clients and the local community has been recognised by the BB&O Law Society. Their dedication is also reflected in each of their teams, who aim to work side by side with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes for them, their families and businesses.”

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