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Senior partner wins prestigious Law Society award

28 March 2015

solicitor of the yearBrowne Jacobsons Senior Partner and Head of its Business & Professional Risk Practice Derek Bambury won Solicitor of the Year at the Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards 2015.

A professional indemnity expert for over 30 years, Derek specialises in all aspects of professional and institutional default and contentious insolvency matters and has advised clients in relation to litigation in every level of court and tribunal up to and including the Supreme Court and the Privy Council.

Derek joined Browne Jacobson in 1981 and was promoted to the partnership in 1987. From 1998 until 2001 he was the firms Managing Partner before going on to become the firms Senior Partner is 2013.

In 2012 Derek was appointed Counsel in the UK, Commonwealth and Europe to the trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L Madoff Investment Securities LLC and Bernard Madoff, in relation to recovery of investors funds following the collapse of Bernard Madoffs 40bn-plus Ponzi fraud scheme.

Richard Nelson, President of Nottinghamshire Law Society, commented:

"An immensely talented lawyer Derek has, without doubt, been one of the driving forces behind his firms extraordinary growth.

"Since his arrival Browne Jacobson has been transformed from being a nine partner local firm of solicitors to one of the leading law firms in the UK with five offices and over 90 partners.

"He has all the attributes that make him a worthy winner of this award - reputation, experience, acumen, professionalism, exceptional client service, leadership qualities and energy.

"On behalf of Nottinghamshires legal community we would like to congratulate Derek on his thoroughly well-deserved award."

Pictured from left to right are: Claire Dickerson (Partner at Blusource Legal - sponsors of the Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards), Derek Bambury (Senior Partner, Browne Jacobson) and Richard Nelson (President of Nottinghamshire Law Society)

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