A local property lawyer has won the offshore category at the Lawyer Monthly Magazine Women in Law Awards.
Georgina Cook, who was recently appointed Head of Property in Mourant's Jersey office and specialises in all aspects of commercial property work including commercial sales, acquisitions and leasehold matters, also made the real estate category shortlist.
"It's an important time for women in the legal profession, with topics such as the glass ceiling, flexible working and diversity and inclusion making their way to the top of management agendas," she commented after receiving the award.
"I believe that lawyers must start meaningful conversations about equality and supporting one another and learning from each other's experiences."
Pictured: "It's an important time for women in the legal profession," the award-winner said.
She continued: "By doing this, we can bring about positive change and set the stage for future generations of women to have genuinely equal opportunities. This is a subject that's very close to my heart, so I'm proud to have been recognised in this field and would like to thank those who took the time to nominate me."
Daniel Birtwistle, Mourant Jersey Office Managing Partner, added: "Georgina is an excellent lawyer with a highly regarded practice and genuine passion for her work. She's also a mentor for female colleagues in the firm and an enthusiastic supporter of our diversity and inclusion initiatives in Jersey.
"At Mourant we aim to nurture a culture of inclusivity and mutual respect, where people of all genders, backgrounds and experiences are able to bring their authentic selves to work, and are equally empowered to reach their full potential. Diversity and inclusion is integral to achieving the firm's vision of being consistently recognised as the best offshore law firm. Georgina's recognition is a strong reflection of this, and I congratulate her on this fantastic achievement."
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