Junior Lawyer of Year named
ADVOCATE Daniel Read has been named Junior Lawyer of the Year by the Law Society of Jersey.
Advocate Read is a senior associate in the dispute resolution and employment law team at Ogier. He qualified as a Jersey advocate in November 2016.
The Junior Lawyer of the Year Award recognises excellence among members of the society who have been qualified for less than three years and is made on nomination to the Law Society Committee, who consider the contribution of the nominees to the legal profession in the Island, the nominee’s firm, student learning, innovation in the provision of legal services, the local community and achievement in adverse circumstances.
Law society president Advocate John Kelleher said: ‘Having excelled in the qualifying advocacy examinations – gaining top marks in four out of seven exams – Daniel has made a material impact in his practice area across a range of complex employment matters. In addition he has provided free employment advice to local charities and delivered advocacy training for aspiring lawyers from local secondary schools.
‘It is important that we encourage and support the junior members of our profession and recognise those who stand out,’ he added.