Matthew Claughton shortlisted for Modern Law Awards 2015 Lawyer of the Year.

Written 13th October 2015 by Olliers Solicitors


Olliers are delighted to announce that Managing Director, Matthew Claughton, has been shortlisted for the award of Lawyer of the Year at the Modern Law Awards 2015.

Leading Criminal Lawyer

The awards recognise innovation and entrepreneurship as well as best practice and excellence. As well as being ranked as a top tier individual by the 2015 editions of both the Legal 500 and Chambers Directory, Matthew is the Manchester Legal Awards Partner of the Year 2015 and is shortlisted for Solicitor of the Year at the Law Society Excellence Awards 2015.

Specialist Criminal Defence Firm

Manchester based Olliers is ranked as a top tier crime practice by both the Legal 500 and Chambers Directory. The firm recently opened an annex in Mayfair. 18 Solicitors operate from its Manchester base along with a number of other caseworkers.  Olliers has three London based consultants who work on a flexible basis accessing the firm’s cloud based servers.

Matthew Claughton – Criminal Defence Solicitor

Matthew specialises in defending allegations of sexual offences, fraud and serious crime. He is regularly instructed by professionals and in the last twelve months has acted for two solicitors facing serious fraud allegations, a music professor facing historic rape allegations, the former Managing Director of Leeds United Football Club, two prison governors and a number of detention officers following a death in custody. Matthew is known for his proactive approach in dealing with cases at the investigation stage particularly in relation to sexual offences.

In respect of being shortlisted Matthew Claughton commented:

“The Modern Law Awards  are slightly different because as well as recognising individual achievements  they also focus upon innovation and entrepreneurship. For Olliers, a huge part of our business planning is  growth through agile working and flexibility and whilst this shortlisting means a great deal to me personally it also recognises the moves we are making as a firm.”

Hosted by Jimmy Carr, the Awards Ceremony is due to take place at the Hurlingham Club, London on the 19th November 2015.

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