Olliers Solicitors are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Crime Team of the Year and Small Firm of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards 2021. Our Managing Director Matthew Claughton has been shortlisted for Partner of the Year and Ruth Peters has been shortlisted for Solicitor of the year.
The Awards recognise and celebrate the legal talent in the Manchester region and all the shortlisted candidates can be found here.
Olliers Solicitors – specialist criminal defence law firm
Olliers has previously won the Crime Team of the Year award on four occasions since 2011 at the Manchester Legal Awards. Olliers is a top tier crime firm rated in the 2021 edition of the Legal 500 for crime and fraud. Furthermore, we are additionally ranked as a top tier firm by Chambers Directory 2021.
Matthew Claughton, Managing Director, Olliers Solicitors
We are delighted that Matthew Claughton has been shortlisted for Partner of the Year at the Manchester Legal Awards.
He is ranked by the Legal 500 as a top tier practitioner in both fraud and criminal law. Matthew specialises in defending allegations of crime, fraud, regulatory matters and sexual offences particularly at the pre-charge investigative stage. He was rated as an ‘outstanding individual’ by the Legal 500 in 2020 and in 2019 such publication rated him as a ‘brilliant practitioner, who makes things go away with the minimum of fuss’.
Ruth Peters, Solicitor
We are also extremely pleased that Ruth Peters has been shortlisted for Solicitor of the Year. Ruth leads the business development team at Olliers across all areas of specialism. She has been with the firm for more than 15 years and has an enviable level of experience across the entire spectrum of criminal defence. Ruth deals with the initial stages of cases for privately funded clients who are seeking the very best criminal defence representation particularly in relation to allegations of indecent images, sexual offences and domestic assault allegations.
Manchester Legal Awards 2021
The winners of all categories will be announced at the online awards ceremony on Thursday 17th June 2021. We look forward to the online event itself which will undoubtably be a fabulous evening and we would like to take this opportunity to wish good luck to all those shortlisted for awards.
Matthew Claughton comments:
‘I am absolutely delighted that Olliers has been shortlisted in four categories at the Manchester Legal Awards 2021. It reflects the team’s response to the challenges of the last year – something for which each and every member of the firm deserves huge credit – we really could not have asked for more.’
Olliers Solicitors – criminal defence law firm
Olliers Solicitors is one of the country’s leading criminal defence law firms based in Manchester and London with a specialism for dealing with cases on a proactive basis at the pre-charge investigative stage. Olliers specialises in defending allegations of serious crime, fraud, sexual offences and has specialist departments dealing with investigations, regulatory proceedings, asset recovery, inquests and public inquiries. We are listed as a leading firm by the 2021 editions of the Legal 500 and Chambers Directory.