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Natalie joined ACS in August 2013, starting as a paralegal in Corporate Litigation.  She started her training contract in September 2014 and after completing her first six-month seat in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence, she is now undertaking a seat in Property.

Not forgetting our other shortlisters, Stefanie Zandy was also pitched against Natalie for the Paralegal of the Year award, and Matthew Roach was shortlisted for Chartered Legal Executive of the Year. ACS senior partner Peter Hubbard said: “Any law firm is only as good as the support team behind the partners who are the public face of the business. To have three of our team nominated this year is testimony to the quality of the staff we recruit and we are very proud of all three who have been shortlisted.”

Anthony Collins Solicitors has a proud track record of success at Birmingham Law Society’s Legal Awards.  In 2014 founder Anthony Collins was presented with the Lifetime Achiever Award and in 2012 Rankeshwar Batta was named Partner of the Year.

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