UK Civil Litigation law firm Collins Solicitors is delighted to announce that Senior Partner, Des Collins, was last night named “Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year” at the Personal Injury Awards 2010 held at the Millennium Hotel, London.
He was recognised for his work supporting families in the landmark negligence claim against Corby Borough Council, dubbed the UK's Erin Brockovich case. His work representing the families following the Buncefield oil depot explosion as well as the Paddington and Southall Rail crashes also contributed to the award.
The award was presented in front of a packed house in London. Des was also named “UK Legal Personality of the Year” at the Law Society Awards 2010 at the end of October.
Des Collins commented: “I am delighted to be named Claimant Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year 2010 and also UK Legal Personality of the Year 2010. To win two major awards in the space of two months recognising the work that Collins Solicitors has done over the last decade indicates that we must be doing something right.
However, handling major cases over extended periods of time would be impossible without an outstanding team behind me, and nor would it be possible, as I have said before, without the courage of a great many of our clients.
The challenges ahead relate in part to the cases we are handling including the toxic site at Motherwell. It is also clear, however, that 2011 will be a year of significant change. Funding and its impact on access to justice are major issues which we have to address now to ensure that we are able to meet those challenges.”
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