nplaw’s Phillip Hopkins has made the final shortlist for the Lawyers in Local Government Junior Lawyer of 2016. The results will be announced at a dinner at the Queen’s Hotel in Leeds on 18th November 2016. Phillip completed his training with nplaw and was admitted as a solicitor in September this year. As a trainee, Phillip made an exceptional contribution to nplaw and he continues to do so as a qualified solicitor. Efficient and hard‑working, with excellent legal knowledge and negotiating skills, Phillip displays great commitment to his work and is well‑liked by our clients, who find him calm, approachable and confidence‑inspiring. Win or lose, we all feel like proud parents!
What Phillip’s clients say:
“I am delighted to be able to provide a testimonial supporting a very special young man… His work has been consistently exceptional, and I do not say that lightly.”
Alison Randall, Finance & Business Services Manager, Educator Solutions, a Norfolk County Council trading enterprise
“Phillip has been absolutely critical to the success of the project… If Phillip exemplifies the future, we are in secure hands.”
Nicola Mark, Head of the National LGPS Framework Project
“Mr Hopkins’ conduct in representing the Council was faultless, from his first introduction through to the claim being dismissed… Mr Hopkins’ level of organisation, attention to detail, time commitment, and his ability to simplify obscure laws and legal paperwork being referred to, alongside the research and data presented, ensured that the Parish Council had absolute confidence in the decisions they were asked to make, the advice offered, and in the support given by Mr Hopkins at Court.”
Sarah Hunt, Parish Clerk, Martham Parish Council