Olliers Solicitors are delighted to announce we have been shortlisted in the Crime Team of the Year category at the Manchester Legal Awards 2018. In addition Alex Preston, criminal defence and inquest solicitor, has been shortlisted in the Solicitor of the Year category.
Olliers Solicitors – Specialist Criminal Defence Law Firm
The shortlisting comes after we won the Crime Team of the Year at last year’s Manchester Legal Awards retaining the title from 2016.
Olliers also retained its top tier status in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 for both crime and fraud and was additionally ranked as a top tier firm by Chambers Directory 2018.
Alex Preston – Shortlisted Solicitor of the Year 2018
We are also delighted to announce that Alex Preston has been shortlisted in the Solicitor of the Year category. Alex specialises in serious crime and inquests and has represented clients facing the most serious charges including murder, drugs and firearms importations, historic sexual offences and manslaughter by gross negligence. Many of these cases have been very high profile.
Alex is listed as a ‘Next Generation Lawyer’ in the 2017 edition of the Legal 500. The editorial states “the ‘clever, tough but sensible’ Alex Preston is representing a high-profile politician being investigated by the police in respect of historical rape allegations. Preston is a ‘defender through and through’ and provides a ‘private client’ quality of service even in publicly funded cases.”
Matthew Claughton, Managing Director of Olliers, commented:
“To have been shortlisted for the Manchester Legal Awards 2018 Crime Team of the Year is great news. 2018 is going to be a very exciting year for Olliers. In February we move to fantastic new state of the art offices at 196 Deansgate and this shortlisting only adds to the buzz within the firm…we can’t wait.
I would also like to offer congratulations from the whole firm to Alex on her shortlisting in the Solicitor of the Year category – well done Alex.”
Manchester Legal Awards 2018
The winners of all categories will be announced at the awards ceremony at the Midland Hotel on Thursday 1st March 2018. The evening itself is always a fantastic event and we would like to wish good luck to all our fellow nominees.
Olliers Solicitors – Criminal Defence Law Firm
Olliers Solicitors is one of the leading UK criminal defence law firms and has offices in both Manchester and London. We specialise in defending allegations of serious crime, fraud, sexual offences and have specialist departments dealing with asset recovery, inquests and motoring law. We are listed as a Leading Firm by the 2017 edition of the Legal 500 and Chambers Directory 2018.