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Melanie Gavin shortlisted for The Bar Council Employed Bar Awards 2022

One of our leading lawyers has been shortlisted for a prestigious legal award.

Melanie Gavin, a partner in the healthcare team in Manchester, is one of three nominees in the Employed Barrister of the Year in a Law Firm category at The Bar Council Employed Bar Awards (EBAs).

Established in 2017, the EBAs showcase the wealth of talent amongst employed barristers. They celebrate the vital contributions that employed barristers make across numerous practice areas.

Melanie is a commercial barrister with over 18 years’ experience working in the private and public sectors and specialises in general commercial law. She also has experience in advising on corporate acquisitions and private equity.

The nomination follows her work with NHS organisations across the country where she assists with CQC inspections and undertakes ‘360 degree’ reviews of back-office functions, looking at best practice and providing practical recommendations for operational improvement and efficiencies.

Managing partner Martin Hulls said: “Melanie’s nomination is well deserved. She’s a highly skilled and experienced barrister and plays a critical role in Ward Hadaway’s partnership with the NHS. Melanie recognises the need to spend time with clients to understand their organisational objectives and provides legal support at all levels to help them achieve them. We wish Melanie the very best of luck at the awards.”

The EBAs judging panel will include senior members of the profession and judiciary, alongside the Chair of the Bar, Mark Fenhalls QC. The winner will be announced on Thursday 20 October at a black tie dinner at Gray’s Inn, which is one of the historic societies that educate and train barristers in England and Wales.

Talking about her nomination, Melanie said: “I am hugely honoured to be shortlisted in this highly competitive category, alongside some of the country’s most talented and experienced barristers. It’s humbling to receive recognition for our partnership with NHS organisations and the work we do to help them become more agile and efficient, supporting them through organisational changes. Good luck to all the nominees, I am looking forward to the awards ceremony and celebrating the legal talent we have here in the UK.”

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