The National Centre for Domestic Violence has been nominated and shortlisted for a 2019 Law Society Award for its work with victims that cannot get legal aid and cannot afford a solicitor.
The Law Society Excellence Award for Pro Bono Services is highly coveted and NCDV are shortlisted alongside some very large global law firms. CEO Mark Groves said “The purpose of NCDV existing is to help those who cannot get legal help because their financial circumstances preclude them from the legal recourse they deserve and I am extremely proud that we have been recognised by the Law Society for our work. This year we will help about 3000 victims of domestic abuse and violence that would otherwise not have any help and I cannot thank our fantastic team enough for the support they give and the commitment they make.
The Excellence Awards have been celebrating the work of solicitors since 2006. The awards are an opportunity to showcase the best of the profession and recognise hard work and achievements across England and Wales. NCDV were awarded an Excellence Award in 2015 for their client service and have continued to innovate across the sector and develop their organisation helping thousands more for free.
The Law Society judges will be looking for examples of innovation and best practice. Credit will be given to work having a strategic impact in a community and/or the overall engagement of the organisation.
Mr Groves went on to say “For my team to be acknowledged for their excellent work gives us all a real boost, they all work extremely hard and I thank every one of them”.
The awards will be granted on October the 23rd 2019 at a gala dinner.