A local lawyer covering the Ipswich and Greater Springfield region is in the running to take out one of the legal industry’s most prestigious award.
Katherine Manby of VM Family Law has been shortlisted as a finalist to win Sole Practitioner of the Year at the 2018 Australian Law Awards, hosted by Lawyers Weekly, Australia’s leading legal news source.
The 18th annual Australian Law Awards, in partnership with UNSW Law, recognises the outstanding contribution of Australia’s top lawyers and legal firms across 33 categories. Winners in the individual categories will automatically be shortlisted for the coveted Lawyers Weekly Excellence Award.
Lawyers Weekly editor, Emma Ryan, said this year’s Australian Law Awards is set to be the biggest yet.
“The Australian Law Awards is the pinnacle of events for the nation’s legal profession,” Ms Ryan said.
“This year’s finalists radiate an outstanding level of professionalism, dedication and drive to take the business of law to greater heights, from the managing partners and general counsel to the barristers, legal scholars and young guns.
“It is our honour to host this event for the 18th year running. On behalf of the team, I’d like to congratulate all of this year’s finalists. We look forward to celebrating with you soon.”
Katherine Manby, Principal Family Lawyer at VM Family Law said she was humbled by the nomination.
Founded in 2016, VM Family Law offers legal services to assist people in the breakdown of their relationships, with a particular focus on assisting those who has suffered domestic and family violence. VM Family Law supports the local community, by providing free initial consultations, fixed fee arrangements, Legal Aid services and pro bono services, where required. VM Family Law is also the only law firm in Queensland and business in the Greater Springfield region to have been nominated as one of Queensland governments’ 100 Faces of Small Business. The success of this small business is central to the needs of the local Greater Springfield community and continues to build services, support and employment for our the local community. It has a particularly strong relationship with the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce and specialises in dealing with issues surrounding domestic and family violence.
“VM Family Law’s recognition for its excellent contribution to the Greater Springfield and Ipswich community reinforces the strength of the brand in connecting with the community and engaging with its customers,” she added.
The winners will be announced at a black-tie awards dinner on Friday, 31 August 2018 at The Star, Sydney.