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Kent's Wild shortlisted for Law Society Excellence Award

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The Director of Law and Governance at Kent County Council, Geoff Wild, has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s Excellence Awards 2011.

Wild is one of three solicitors in the Law Management Section Leader of the Year category. He will be up against Sameer Karim, senior partner of Leicester law firm Douglas Wemyss Solicitors, and Clive Thomas, managing partner of Watkins & Gunn in Newport and Pontypool.

A number of other public sector lawyers have also been shortlisted for the awards. Naomi Bentley-Lawson, a child protection solicitor at Warwickshire County Council, and Rashidah Conroy of the General Social Care Council have been nominated for the Solicitor of the Year (In-House) award.

Bentley-Lawson won Local Government Young Solicitor of the Year at the Weekend School in April.

Karina Vickerman of Kent County Council has meanwhile been shortlisted in Legal Executive of the Year category.

In the awards for firms/teams, South Lakeland District Council has been nominated for the Excellence in Learning & Development award.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Old Billingsgate in London on 18 October.