AN ISLE of Wight solicitor has been shortlisted for prestigious legal award.

Alison Colley, from Real Employment Law Advice, has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2019, the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales.

She has been shortlisted in the sole practitioner of the year category.

Law Society president Simon Davis said: “There are more than 140,000 solicitors in England and Wales — to be shortlisted for an excellence award is to be recognised as among the very best of the profession.

“The firms and solicitors shortlisted should be commended for going above and beyond to support their clients, often navigating tricky and sometimes contentious areas of the law.

“With the justice system so under strain, we should take this opportunity to celebrate the incredible work solicitors do day-in and day-out — and to recognise the immense contribution they make to our society.”

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony in London on October 23.

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