Suffolk firm, Gotelee Solicitors, has been shortlisted for the Law Society’s prestigious Excellence Awards – the highest accolade for law firms in England and Wales.
Gotelee has been shortlisted in the Excellence in Technology and Innovation category for its unique “Gotelee Guardian” product safety due diligence app. The app has been developed to assist those involved in e-commerce distribution to determine whether the goods they are handling meet product safety requirements and is available to download from the App Store and Google Play.
Law Society president Christina Blacklaws said: “There are more than 9,000 firms and 140,000 solicitors in England and Wales, so to be shortlisted for an Excellence Award is to be recognised as being among the best of the best.
“All the firms and solicitors who are shortlisted should be congratulated for the work they do day-in day-out to support their clients, many of whom are navigating complex and challenging legal problems.
“At a time of immense pressure on the justice system, the incredible work being done by solicitors across the country should be applauded.”
Howard Catherall, Transport and Logistics Partner at Gotelee said: ‘’We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for this award. Gotelee takes considerable pride in its long-standing links with the transport and logistics industry, which is subject to a complex set of rules and regulations.
“Having recognised the knock-on impact that recently introduced laws will have upon e-commerce distribution businesses in particular, “Gotelee Guardian” has been developed to provide a cost-effective, quick and easy to use digital aid for those operating in this sector.”
Winners are to be announced at the Law Society’s Excellence Awards ceremony in London on 17 October.