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Muckle LLP Receives National Award for Its Community Work

30th Sep 2011

Leading North East commercial law firm, Muckle LLP, has once again received national recognition for its work with the local community at the annual LawWorks ceremony in London.

For the second year running, the Muckle team was awarded Best Contribution by a Regional Law Firm for its work and strong links in the North East communities and charities sector over the past 12 months. Muckle LLP also won the award for Best Partner Level Engagement in a Law Firm, which is judged against all law firms in the UK, and recognises Muckle's commitment to pro bono community work at the most senior levels.

Muckle was the only Northern law firm nominated for the Best Contribution by a Regional Law Firm award at the ceremony, having worked with LawWorks for the past six years, offering legal support to community based organisations which apply to LawWorks for help.

LawWorks is an independent charity which works with solicitors to provide pro bono legal advice and assistance to individuals and community groups in need.

Hugh Welch, senior partner at Muckle LLP, said: “We are delighted to be recognised for the second year running for our work with the local community. Pro bono work is an important part of who we are and is one of our core values as a firm. Everyone at Muckle from the senior team down is committed to making a real and lasting contribution to local people and we never underestimate how important legal assistance can be to the community projects that we help.

These awards are a great testament to the excellent work and results that we have achieved for the community and I would like to thank the entire team for their inspiring and unending commitment to pro bono work.”

Vera Baird QC, former Solicitor-General, presented the awards and said: "Muckle LLP stood out because of the range of work done by the firm, which is very wide and varied. Their commitment is relentless and they seem to be pioneers in the local area."

Muckle has worked with many charities and community organisations over the years to provide legal advice on a range of issues such as charity law, employment law, property leases and governance. For example, the firm helped to set up The Spark Project as a community interest company, which aims to provide facilitating programmes to support women’s empowerment and promote well being of women.  This allowed the Project to move forward with its development plans and start to provide key services in the region.

Above photo from left to right: Hugh Welch (senior partner, Muckle LLP), Vera Baird QC (former Solicitor-General) and Joanne Davison (charities associate, Muckle LLP).

For more information, help or advice please call Joanne Davison on 0191 211 7958 or email [email protected].

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