2020 Women in Law awards
In its inaugural year, the Women in Law Awards will honour the achievements and innovations of women across all areas of legal practice.
The Rising Star category recognises legal excellence, innovation, leadership potential and client satisfaction along with a demonstrable contribution to corporate social responsibility.
Regional Director – Yorkshire at Stowe, Rachel Roberts said:
“I am delighted for Shanika on this well-deserved nomination. It is a fantastic achievement and one that reflects the hard work and commitment that Shanika shows not just to her clients but to her colleagues and the wider family law industry.
Solicitor, Shanika said:
“ I am honoured to have been shortlisted for Rising Star at the inaugural Women in Law awards and take my place amongst this group of inspirational women.”
“ I believe in a proactive rather than reactive approach to wellbeing, and I am committed to driving that change.
Through my work setting up Leeds Junior Family Lawyers and as a Director of the Leeds Law Society, I am raising the importance of wellbeing for family lawyers and tackling mental health awareness in the sector.”
The awards will be presented in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 11 September.
Photographed: Solicitor Shanika Varga
Stowe Family Law is the UK’s largest specialist family law firm with 22 offices in cities including London, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol, Reading and Birmingham and market towns including Winchester, Tunbridge Wells, Beverley, Harrogate and Wetherby.
Founded in 1982, the firm employs over 75 specialists family lawyers with a collective experience of over 800 years. The team practices all areas of family law including divorce, separation, financial settlements, arrangements for children, out-of-court settlements, mediation, nuptial agreements, wills & probate, inheritance disputes, surrogacy, adoption and international family law.
The firm has a list of expert lawyers who are highly knowledgeable about all aspects of family law and very media-friendly having appeared previously on radio and TV programmes including Sky News.