Resolution lawyer Tony McGovern of Creighton & Partners was celebrated by his peers last night, receiving a Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year (LALY) award in the Family (including mediation) category.
Tony has been practicing law for over 20 years, specialising in cases of utmost complexity.
After winning the award, Tony said:
“It’s fantastic to be recognised for work that supports the most vulnerable, particularly young people who find themselves in most difficult circumstances. It is of the utmost importance that the voice of the child is heard and is independently represented. Following the cuts it has become increasingly difficult for all of us to provide legal aid support to the vast number of people in need of it and we all do the very best we can going the extra mile. Events like the LALYs are not only inspirational but crucial to keep morale up and to recognise all the exceptional lawyers nominated for the crucial and often overlooked work we do.”
At present, Resolution represents over 6,500 family law professionals committed to a non-confrontational approach to resolving family disputes that considers the needs of the whole family, especially any children. Resolution also campaigns for improvements to the family justice system.
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