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Browne Jacobson scooped two awards at the Nottinghamshire Law Society Awards 2012

29 March 2012

Mark Blois, Head of the firm’s Education Team, won Solicitor of the Year whilst Michael Sadler picked up the Young Solicitor of the Year accolade. Mark is recognised as a leading authority on education law and one of the top three education lawyers in the country. His team is regarded by the Department for Education as one of the leading advisers on the Government’s academies schools programme, having advised on one in 10 of all academy conversions nationwide.

The firm’s success in Nottingham came less than 24 hours after the firm won ‘Law Firm of the Year’ at the Birmingham Law Society Legal Awards 2012.

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