Hegarty Solicitors’ Ashley Sutherland was awarded the Peterborough Young Lawyer of the Year at the Peterborough and District Law Society’s 84th Annual Dinner on Friday 14th March. Ashley was nominated by Andrew Heeler, head of the Company department at the firm who said “Ashley joined the firm as a trainee solicitor and this award recognises her hard work both during her training contract and since qualification. This award acknowledges Ashley’s dedication to her clients, career and the wider community.”
Ashley said: “I’m delighted Andrew nominated me for this award and pleasantly surprised to win given the standard of the competition!“
As well as her work as a solicitor in the Company department at Hegarty LLP, Ashley devotes much of her spare time working in the community including working with Inspire Peterborough and Wednesday PHAB Club - both local organisations for assisting people living with disabilities and two of the Mayor’s charities. Local Tang Soo Do enthusiasts will recognise Ashley as an instructor at MPSK and a previous multiple gold medal winner at the World Congress of Martial Arts.