Excellence awards

Doughty Street’s Paul Bowen, and Peter Rees of Debevoise & Plimpton, have both been shortlisted for “Advocate of the Year” at this year’s Law Society Excellence Awards. BBC broadcaster, Mishal Husain will present the awards at a black tie dinner and presentation ceremony at London’s Royal Horticultural Halls on 22 October. Robert Heslett, Law Society President, said: “We have received hundreds of entries from across England and Wales and the short list have been very successful in beating off the competition to reach this stage.”