Rachel Roche, of York based Roche Legal, has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards, the highest accolade for lawyers in England and Wales.

Rachel, who recently launched a cutting edge online Will writing programme she developed, has been shortlisted in the Sole Practitioner of the Year category

Besides addressing need to get more people writing their Wills, Rachel and her team at Roche Legal have also published a series of pocket sized booklets with the first two dealing with a relative’s death and looking after the elderly and six more are planned in the series. Rachel said: “ We are absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for such a prestigious award and we are committed at Roche Legal to embracing new technology to help demystify the legal profession for clients.”

Law Society president Christina Blacklaws said: “There are more than 9,000 firms and 140,000 solicitors in England and Wales, so to be shortlisted for an Excellence Award is to be recognised as being among the best of the best.

“All the firms and solicitors who are shortlisted should be congratulated for the work they do day-in day-out to support their clients, many of whom are navigating complex and challenging legal problems.

“At a time of immense pressure on the justice system, the incredible work being done by solicitors across the country should be applauded.”

Winners are announced at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards ceremony in London on 17 October.

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