Stokes Case Management is delighted to announce we’ve been shortlisted for the prestigious Wales Legal Awards ‘Service Professionals of the Year’ category, in the national excellence awards!

This news is incredible as we appreciate this was a hotly contested category for Welsh professionals providing expert services to the legal profession here in Wales. It’s particularly special in light of the impact Covid-19 has had on the sector.

The Wales Legal Awards celebrate outstanding client care, excellence in service delivery and support of the people employed by law firms and professional services here in Wales.

Rhiannon Stokes, our Clinical Director, said:

“What fantastic news to wake up to today! Despite the challenges the Covid-19 pandemic presents to us all, we’ve been able to support our existing clients to continue their rehabilitation, wellbeing and support programmes, and work with new clients who we have been instructed to assess and support during the pandemic. We are incredibly proud of how our case managers, case management assistants and support staff have rallied from day one to continue our high quality of service and creative, ‘can do’ support that we’re known for.”

“We’re celebrating our fifth year in business this year, and have recently expanded into a new London office, and now have case managers across Wales, England, Ireland and Scotland forging great relationships with litigators, professional deputies and clients. Being shortlisted for the Wales Legal Awards 2020 is the cherry on the cake!”

This year – and again during the pandemic – we also announced that we are now regulated by the Care Inspectorate Wales and are awaiting our Care Quality Commission assessment, which has been delayed in light of Covid-19.

Finalists & media coverage

To see all the Finalists for the Wales Legal Awards 2020, click here.

To view coverage on the awards in the Western Mail’s Business Live (also featured in today’s Western Mail paper), click here.

To view coverage in today’s Business News Wales, click here.

To view coverage in Legal News Wales, click here.

The Awards

This year’s awards, which will take place on Friday September 11th, will feature a total of 48 finalists from 29 different legal firms from across Wales. Teams from some of the best Welsh legal businesses will be competing for awards in 17 different categories including criminal law, conveyancing, corporate and commercial, litigation and employment.

Charlotte Leyshon of Lux Family Law and the founder of the awards, said that she was delighted at the response to the awards by the legal profession in Wales, despite the difficulties faced by many firms during the Covid-19 pandemic.

“We understand that it has been a challenging time for the legal sector in Wales recently. Law firms and their staff have had to diversify, embrace remote working and create innovative responses to enable them to continue to provide clients with the best service possible. Given this, we are delighted that so many firms have entered this year and we look forward to celebrating achievements of the legal sector across the length and breadth of Wales.

“The awards will help to rally the sector at this challenging time and, more importantly, showcase the extraordinary talent, inventiveness, diversity and success in the sector that have been amplified by Welsh legal businesses over the last three months.

Professor Dylan Jones-Evans, chairman of the awards judging panel, added:

“At this difficult time for all businesses, the main ethos of the Wales Legal Awards – to celebrate excellence and support the legal sector in Wales – has been more important than ever. This year’s shortlisted entries across all the categories demonstrate again the outstanding commitment, creativity and true grit on display from law firms in supporting their clients and employees during these most extraordinary times.”

What next?

Stokes will take part in the virtual interviews later this month, facing a panel of judges that includes John Hyde, Deputy News Editor, The Law Society Gazette, Professor Dylan Jones-Evans OBE from University of South Wales & Co-Founder of the awards, Anne-Louise Ferguson from NHS Shared Services Legal & Risk and Caron Rockey, Vice-President of Cardiff & District Law Society. Click here to see the full list of judges.