Ogier Employment Law specialist Daniel Read has won the Law Society of Jersey's Junior Lawyer of the Year Award 2017.
A Jersey Advocate, Daniel is a Senior Associate in Ogier's top ranked Dispute Resolution and Employment law teams.
Daniel secured top marks in four out of seven Jersey Law exam papers. This year he has been named Junior Lawyer of the Year, an award that recognises excellence among members of The Law Society of Jersey who have been qualified for less than three years.
Daniel qualified as a Jersey Advocate in November 2016, having joined Ogier in 2013 after five years practising as a Barrister in England.
Daniel advises across the range of services offered by Ogier's Employment Law team, including unfair dismissal, redundancy, contractual disputes including arguments over restrictive covenants and confidentiality clauses, health and safety, and personal injury arising out of workplace accidents. Daniel regularly appears before the Jersey Employment and Discrimination Tribunal. He also works with the wider Dispute Resolution team with a particular focus on commercial disputes involving issues with directors or limited partners. His pro bono work includes advice to Mind Jersey and Every Child Our Future.
President of The Law Society of Jersey Advocate John Kelleher said: “It is important that we encourage and support the junior members of our profession and recognise those who stand out. Having excelled in the qualifying advocacy examinations (gaining top marks in four out of seven exams), Daniel has, since then, made a material impact in his practice area across a broad range of complex employment matters, in addition to which he has provided free employment advice to several local charities and delivered advocacy training for aspiring lawyers from a number of local secondary schools.”
Ogier partner Nigel Sanders said: "Daniel won a number of prizes for his performance in the Advocates exams and it is fantastic that his work since qualifying in Jersey has also been recognised by the Jersey Law Society. It is well deserved and is a credit to him."