Just Costs’ Shirley Rothel scoops award

Shirley Rothel with her award for compliance officer of the year

Shirley Rothel (director of finance and operations) of Just Costs Solicitors has been named as compliance officer of the year at the 2014 Modern Law Awards.

The award, for the individual who has demonstrated the most outstanding contribution to embracing the new regulatory framework of the SRA through legal practice, was presented to Shirley by writer, broadcaster and actor, Gyles Brandreth at the ceremony held at The London Hilton, Park Lane on Wednesday, 15 October 2014.

Shirley took up her role as COFA (compliance officer for finance & administration) in 2013 when Just Costs became the first legal services provider specialising in costs to be granted an ABS licence.  Within the role, Shirley has successfully implemented a culture of compliance throughout the firm whilst acting as a key point of contact for the identification of risk.

In addition to Shirley’s award, Just Costs were also highly commended in the ABS of the Year (over 100 employees) category, having won the ABS of the Year (50-100 employees) accolade at the 2013 Modern Law Awards.


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