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Domestic abuse advocate recognised at Worcestershire Law Society Awards

L-R: QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright, Suzanne Oldnall with Worcestershire Law Society President, Patricia Beeching

Suzanne Oldnall, Head of the Domestic Abuse Team at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright, was presented with the President’s Special Award for her many years of dedication in helping victims of domestic abuse across Worcestershire.

President of the Worcestershire Law Society, Patricia Beeching, said: “Suzanne has gone above and beyond her duties both in and out of the office. She works in an area of law that is underfunded and misunderstood and where clients frequently need much more than legal advice and a court order. It is her passion and commitment to victims of domestic abuse that has led her to campaign hard for West Mercia Women’s Aid.”

Suzanne has helped many victims escape violent and abusive relationships, often making immediate applications to the court for an emergency injunction in order to ensure their safety. She was instrumental in establishing a domestic abuse drop in centre at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright’s Worcester office where victims of domestic abuse can drop in without an appointment to seek legal advice.

She also provides legal advice for organisations and charities that work with victims of domestic abuse.

She regularly attends the Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference and will speak to Independent Domestic Abuse Advisors, General Practitioners, Social Workers, victim support and survivors of domestic abuse about how the law can protect victims.

Suzanne continues to campaign along with other agencies to raise awareness of domestic abuse.

Suzanne said: “I am extremely proud to have won the President’s Special Award, which will raise awareness of domestic abuse. It also recognises those who have suffered domestic abuse and who have found the courage to come forward.”

Head of Family Law at QualitySolicitors Parkinson Wright, Peter Lewis, said: “This was a well-deserved award for the hard work that Suzanne does. Her passion and commitment for victims of domestic abuse has made a difference to so many lives and their families. She is an asset to the community and to the firm.”

Cyril Arridge, Managing Partner said: “This is a great achievement and is much deserved for all the hard work, commitment and passion Suzanne shows in supporting the victims of Domestic Abuse in the area.”

For more information about legal supports available for those who have experienced domestic abuse, visit: http://www.qualitysolicitors.com/parkinsonwright.