Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards winners revealed

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Victoria Jones of RLE Law, won the Family Award at last night’s (Wednesday 12 September) 2023 Legal Aid Lawyer of the Years Awards.

Victoria is the Head of Family  at RLE Law, carrying out complex Children Law cases. Victoria has a long history of working with organisations supporting domestic abuse victims in South Wales.

After picking up the award, Victoria discussed the impact of the cost of living crisis on her clients, saying: “It is a whole new level of pressure in an already tremendously difficult situation.”

She added: “This award is for my clients, some of the most vulnerable people in the South Wales Valleys.”

Resolution is proud to support the LALY’s and would also like to congratulate Amna Khaliq (Wilson Solicitors LLP) and Saifalee Doolooa-Collins (Reeds Solicitors) who were nominated for the Family Award, sponsored by Resolution.

The full list LALY winners are listed below.

Legal Aid Newcomer – Christian Weaver (Garden Court North Chambers)

Legal Aid Support Staffer – Katayoon Zare (TRP Solicitors)

Legal Aid Barrister – Kathryn Cronin of (Garden Court Chambers)

Criminal Defence – Catherine Bond (SL5 Legal)

Immigration & Asylum Law – Alison Stanley (Bindmans LLP)

Children’s Rights – Alia Lewis (Duncan Lewis)

Family Legal Aid – Victoria Jones (RLE Law)

Social Welfare Law – Chris Johnson (Community Law Partnership)

Legal Aid Firm/Not-for-Profit Agency – Deighton Pierce Glynn

Regional Legal Aid Firm/Not-for-Profit Agency – Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit

Public Law – Nusrat Uddin (Wilson Solicitors LLP)

Outstanding Achievement – The family of Molly Russell and their legal team; Jessica Elliot and Oliver Sanders KC and the team from @LeighDay_Law who acted for the Russell family.