Top honours for firm of solicitors

The award-winning team of Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors.
The award-winning team of Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors.

A solicitors’ firm has picked up honours for work including securing a payout for homeowners in Hartlepool.

Staff from the Wynyard office of Hartlepool-based Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors collected two trophies at the inaugural Northern Law Awards.

One was the Law Team of the Year Award (Litigation and Dispute Resolution) and Alison Leith, who heads the firm’s commercial litigation team, was named Lawyer of the Year.

Her award is recognition for her knowledge and tenacity in leading the team in the Shepherd Homes case.

The awards come at the conclusion of a year when the team finished a case, securing cumulative damages against Shepherd Homes for 77 Hartlepool homeowners, on Eden Park, off Hart Lane.

Mrs Leith said: “This is the ideal way to celebrate our successes in the cases we have worked on.”