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Bill Waddington is shortlisted for Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2014

Bill Waddington, a Director of Williamsons Solicitors in Hull, Bridlington and Driffield and Head of the Williamsons Defence Advocacy department has been shortlisted for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards in 2014.  His shortlist is in the inaugural legal aid champion category and he has been recognised for his tireless campaign against legal aid cuts.

Bill is the Chairman of the Criminal Law Solicitors Association which proudly represents solicitors and those working in law firms in the field of criminal law throughout England and Wales.

Bill’s tireless campaigning has been to attempt to prevent a Government induced failure of the Criminal Justice System through the proposed legal aid cuts.  He believes that people need to understand their fundamental freedoms are protected by the system which is now in place and will not be so protected if Mr Graylings reforms are carried out.  Bill Waddington’s main concern is that the Criminal Justice System, one of which we are all proud, remains intact and it is his belief that if the proposals the Government seeks are brought into play the system will commence its rapid collapse.

The award ceremony is taking place on Thursday 5 June 2014 and fellow Director at Williamsons Solicitors Sarah Clubley said “she was very proud that Bill had been shortlisted for the award which recognised his tireless campaigning on behalf of the legal aid system”.

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