A trainee solicitor from Wirral has won a prestigious award.
Harriet Hansen, who works for Peter Edwards Law in Hoylake won the Rising Star Award presented by the Liverpool Law Society.
Now in their 10th year, the awards are presented in recognition of the talent, diversity and skills shown by members of the legal profession across the Merseyside region and beyond.
After being presented with the accolade during a ceremony on Thursday night (November 9), Harriet said: "I can’t quite believe it. I was happy enough to be shortlisted, but I didn’t expect to win. It’s incredible!"
Harriet was up against tough competition from talented solicitors at well-known practices across Merseyside.
Harriet Hansen (centre) is presented with her Rising Star Award by (left) Jeremy Myers, President of the Liverpool Law Society and (right) Nicola Walker, Liverpool and Chester Campus Manager, The University of Law (Image: Ident Creative Ltd)She added; “I’m so proud to pick up this award. This is recognition for all the hard work we do protecting the most vulnerable people in society.
"The challenges people face when diagnosed with a mental illness or if they lack capacity can often mean their opinions and ideas are not taken seriously.
"We do our utmost every day to make sure vulnerable people are listened to.”
Director Peter Edwards added, “It was a very special night for Harriet and the team at Peter Edwards Law.
"We're all so thrilled for Harriet and she thoroughly deserves the recognition for her remarkable achievements since joining our team in Hoylake."