A trainee solicitor at a Leamington law firm has been recognised at a regional award ceremony.
Keri Harwood, of Wright Hassall LLP, has been named Young Lawyer of the Year at the annual Warwickshire Law Society Dinner.
More than 100 of the region’s legal professionals gathered at the Manor Hotel in Meriden for the dinner, with Keri being selected from three finalists to win the prestigious title.
Keri joined Wright Hassall in October 2014, after studying law at the BPP University in Birmingham and also holds a Master of Environmental Sciences from the University of Southampton.
She spent two years as a paralegal in the commercial property team before moving into a trainee solicitor role, where she has worked across the agricultural, corporate and commercial litigation teams.
Keri said: “I was a little surprised when my name was announced but I’m really proud to have received this recognition at this stage of my career, it’s incredibly humbling.
“I have received lovely messages and congratulations since the award was announced and I think that is testament to the great people and environment at Wright Hassall.
“The wonderful thing about being at Wright Hassall is the opportunities you get as a young lawyer, you’re given the chance to get involved in a range of events helping you to develop professionally from the outset of your career.
“This award really is a culmination of the work I have done and the great work that the firm continues to do. It has been an exciting year at Wright Hassall with Sarah Perry being named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 list and the firm being named Regional Law Firm of the Year too.
“I’m really grateful to be recognised in this way and am truly excited for what the future holds both for myself and Wright Hassall.”
Gemma Carson, Head of Commercial Litigation at Wright Hassall, added: “We are all delighted that Keri has received this award in recognition for the great work she has been doing.
“Keri has been with Wright Hassall for more than three years and in that time she has shown fantastic development and become a valued member of the team.
“I’d like to congratulate Keri on winning this award and may this be the start of a long and successful career with the firm.”