Gordons lawyer wins Bradford Law Society’s top young solicitor prize

Thursday 12th August 2010

Bradford Law Society has presented its annual prize for a young solicitor who has made a significant legal contribution in the city to 29-year-old corporate lawyer Duncan Firman.

A solicitor at Bradford and Leeds law firm Gordons, Duncan was presented with the award by the Society’s president, Idris Mir of Mir Solicitors. Called the Cawthron Memorial Prize, it is dedicated to the memory of former Bradford Solicitor Richard Cawthron who died in tragic circumstances.

Commenting on the award, Idris said: “Duncan is an outstanding young lawyer who thoroughly deserves the recognition that this prize brings. I was particularly impressed by his contribution to Gordons’ continued commitment to providing free legal advice to local voluntary groups and community organisations throughout Bradford. He is bright, tenacious and approachable, which are qualities that have gained him a great deal of respect from peers and clients.”

Duncan, who is originally from Birmingham and now lives in Leeds, studied law at the BPP Law School in Leeds and joined Gordons in 2008. Working in the firm’s corporate department he advises on the full range of corporate and commercial matters acting for a wide range of clients including owner managed businesses, partnerships and plcs.

Duncan said: “I am both pleased and proud to have been presented with the Cawthron Memorial Prize. It has been a pleasure alongside my principal role as a solicitor in Gordons corporate department to put something back into the Bradford community. It is always a great feeling to see the work I have carried out enabling our clients’ commercial ventures and community projects to succeed.”