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Angela Jackman wins Lawyer of the Year Award

Senior Law Lecturer and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Consultant in the City Law School and part-time partner at Simpson Millar, was among several winners at the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards 17/18.
by John Stevenson (Senior Communications Officer)

Angela Jackman has won the coveted Lawyer of the Year Award at the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards 17/18 ceremony held at the Lancaster Hotel on January 18th 2018.

Angela, a Senior Law Lecturer, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Consultant and part-time partner at Simpson Millar, led an Article 8 and Article 14 case (A and B v Secretary of State for Health) in defence of women from Northern Ireland seeking NHS-funded abortions.

The case was heard on appeal by the UK Supreme Court in 2017 but was narrowly rejected.

Complex litigation

Congratulating Angela on her achievement, Dean of the City Law School, Professor Carl Stychin said:

"I am absolutely delighted at the news of Angela's Award. She has been involved in a number of extremely important, high profile cases, including the rights of Northern Ireland women to obtain terminations by accessing NHS abortion services in England."

Commenting on her Award, Angela said she was pleased to have won as a social welfare lawyer. She added:

"My work primarily involves the protection of human rights for individuals through complex litigation; to have the importance of this work acknowledged by the judging panel is highly satisfying. I also appreciate the fact that my hard work and achievements over the last year, in particular, have been rewarded.”

Angela was appointed to the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society in September 2016.

Now in their fifth year, the Eclipse Proclaim Modern Law Awards were launched to celebrate and identify sparkling talent and success in entrepreneurship, market development, business management and best practice in the modern legal services arena.

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