Firm’s Family Law Solicitor and Managing Partner named as finalist at English Women’s Awards

Rothera Sharp’s Managing Partner and Family Law Solicitor Ann-Marie Bowman has been selected as a finalist in the Services to Law category at the first English Women’s Awards 2018.

Ann-Marie, who specialises in complex childcare proceedings and is a member of the Law Society Children’s Accreditation Scheme was nominated for the award after an online campaign was run, with votes received from members of the public.

Ann-Marie said of being nominated: “I am absolutely honoured to have been nominated and selected as a finalist for this award.  I am looking forward to attending the event in June and meeting the other finalists.  It will be a fantastic opportunity to celebrate everyone’s achievements.”

After qualifying as a solicitor in 2000 Ann-Marie joined Rothera Sharp, formerly Rothera Dowson, in 2002, becoming a partner in 2008. She specialises in representing children, parents and other family members in care and adoption proceedings and representing children in private law proceedings. Alongside this she is also Managing Partner at Rothera Sharp, helping to oversee the day-to-day running of the firm and making plans for its future.

The English Women’s Awards, which are taking place on Tuesday 26th June at Athena Leicester, acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of British women including entrepreneurs, civil servants, charity founders, and other professional whose hard work and talent and commitment is often under-represented. There are 31 categories at the awards including Business Woman of the Year, Services to Charity/Third Sector, CEO of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Rising Star of the Year and Woman of the Year.

The awards are organised by events and marketing agency Creative Oceanic. Following the success of the Scottish Women’s awards and the English Women’s Awards North the agency launched the English Women’s Awards to recognise the achievements of women in business in England.

The evening also provides the opportunity of helping to raise funds for Creative Oceanic’s official charity partner Smart Works, an organisation which empowers women in need by providing them with the attire, advice, training and confidence that they need to unlock their potential and success in the workplace.

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