Naomi Angell shortlisted for family law award
News article published on: 5th August 2014
Head of adoption at Osbornes Solicitors, Naomi Angell has been shortlisted for a major family law award.
The international and domestic adoption specialist is nominated for the Cornwell Award for the Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Family Law at this years family law awards.
Naomi set up the International Year of the Child in 1981 and was founder of the Children’s Legal Centre, in 2013 Naomi was appointed as the patron of legal centre. She has sat on many influential committees, including the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Board on Family Law, a national working group establishing standards for adoption practice, and working groups to brief both Houses of Parliament on major law changes in family law such as the Children Act 1989 and the Adoption and Children Act 2002. Most recently Naomi gave evidence to the Lords Select Committee on Adoption Legislation.
Naomi was also appointed as co-chair of the Law Society’s Family Law Committee. This was a position she held for three years from September 2011 to August 2014.
Naomi comments on her nomination:
“This nomination came up as quite a shock, however it is an immense privilege to even be considered for an outstanding contribution to family law award. It is also an honour to appear alongside the other nominated solicitors in this category, all of whom would be worthy winners.”
Bridget Thompson, who is head of the family department at Osbornes comments:
“Naomi’s nomination is very well deserved; over the past thirty years Naomi has been devoted to the protection and welfare of children both in the UK and internationally. In particular the work she has and continues to do in adoption has been crucial in shaping and influencing the adoption policy of today.”
The winner will be announced at an awards ceremony taking place on the 8th October 2014. Winner are chosen by an independent judging panel made up of the heads of the three family law practitioners’ associations, the Family Law Bar Association, Resolution and the Association of Lawyers for Children, along with Family Law editors and publishing executives.
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