Award Winners 2013

Enfranchisement and Right To Manage Awards 2013 – Winners Announced!

The Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards 2013 (the ERMAs), is now firmly established in the industry calendar for recognising professional excellence in leasehold reform work. This was not only the 5th year of the ERMA’s, but also 20 years since the enactment of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 which has had a huge influence on this area of practice. The awards were presented at a ceremony in London on June 6th 2013.   We are excited to announce the list of winners and highly commended, shortlisted from all entries received. The Winners are: Barrister of the Year Sponsored by Pemberton Greenish logo   Winner: Stephen Jourdan QC, Falcon Chambers Highly Commended: Jonathan Gaunt QC, Falcon Chambers Finalists: Justin Bates of Arden Chambers, Jonathan Gaunt QC of Falcon Chambers, Mark Loveday of Tanfield Chambers and Stephen Jourdan QC of  Falcon Chambers   Chambers of the Year Sponsored by Cluttons   Winner: Falcon Chambers Highly Commended: Tanfield Chambers Finalists: Tanfield ChambersFalcon Chambers   Solicitor of the Year Sponsored by Langley Taylor   Winner: Anna Favre, Pemberton Greenish Highly Commended: Tim Morgan, ODT Solicitors James Compton, Comptons Solicitors Jeremy Hudson, Speechly Bircham Finalists: James Compton of Comptons Solicitors, Anna Favre of Pemberton Greenish, Jonathan Turton of Boodle Hatfield, Natasha Rees of Forsters, Tim Morgan of ODT Solicitors, Caroline Anstis of Piper Smith Watton, Mark Chick of Bishop and Sewell, Roger Hardwick of Brethertons, Tina George of DMH Stallard and Jeremy Hudson of Speechly Bircham   Solicitors Firm of the Year Sponsored by Tanfield logo 2014   Winner: Rooks Rider Highly Commended: Boodle Hatfield Finalists: Speechly Bircham, Bishop and Sewell, Boodle Hatfield, Rooks Rider, Comptons Solicitors and JPC Law   Valuer of the Year Sponsored by Forsters   Winner: Chris Carter-Pegg, Gerald Eve Highly Commended: Justin Bennett, Langley Byers Bennett Finalists: Chris Carter-Pegg of Gerald Eve, David Goldstone of Capital Leasehold, Justin Bennett of Langley Byers Bennett and George Pope of George Pope Leasehold Enfranchisement   Valuers of the Year Sponsored by Wallace LLP   Winner: myleasehold Highly Commended: Cluttons Finalists: Carter Jonas, Capital Leasehold, myleasehold, Cluttons, Marr-Johnson Stevens and Langley Byers Bennett   Regional Professional of the Year Winner: Roger Hardwick, Brethertons Finalists: Brethertons Solicitors, TWM Solicitors and ODT Solicitors   Young Professional of the Year Sponsored by JPC Law   Winner: Lubna Islam, Child and Child Highly Commended: Marie Joyce, Marr-Johnson & Stevens Yashmin Mistry, JPC Law Naomi Heathcote, Speechly Bircham Finalists: Amy Chance of Pemberton Greenish, James Compton of Comptons Solicitors, Marie Joyce of Marr-Johnson & Stevens, Yashmin Mistry of JPC Law, Roger Hardwick of Brethertons, Lubna Islam of Child and Child, Katie Cohen of Child and Child, Naomi Heathcote of Speechly Bircham and Tim Sheridan of Sheridans Estates Expert Witness of the Year Sponsored by Speechly Bircham logo   Winner: Justin Bennett, Langley Byers Bennett Highly Commended: James Wilson, W.A. Ellis Finalists: James Wilson of W.A. Ellis, Justin Bennett of Langley Byers Bennett, Kevin Ryan of Carter Jonas and Prosper Marr-Johnson of Marr-Johnson & Stevens   Outstanding Achievement Award Sponsored by WAEllis logo   Winner: George Pope, George Pope Leasehold Enfranchisement    Judging Process Each finalist will receive a mention at the Awards. There will be one winner for each award category announced at the awards ceremony. Judges may make a Highly Commended award at their discretion. The judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Benchmarking Process News on the Block contacted companies and asked them which companies or individuals they would expect to see (or not see!) shortlisted in the various categories for this year’s awards. The companies contacted participated on the basis of confidentiality, and came from a variety of disciplines: barristers, solicitors, valuers, freeholders, leaseholders etc. This exercise helped inform the independent judging panel and protected the integrity of the awards. The Awards are kindly supported by the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners.