Sintons lawyers shortlisted for regional awards


Sintons has been shortlisted in the Legal 500 Northern Powerhouse Awards, which recognise the best legal talent in the North, based on independent research.

Two members of the Personal and Family law team have been nominated for awards: Emma Saunders, partner, has been shortlisted as Private Client Lawyer of the Year and Emelie Rowell, solicitor, has been shortlisted as Private Client Rising Star of the Year.

Emma Saunders has previously been listed as a leading individual in the Legal 500 2023 and 2024 guides and, before that, was named as a rising star in 2020, 2021 and 2022. She specialises in contentious probate, supporting clients through disputes such as will challenges, removals of executors and disputes relating to property.

One of Emma’s clients described her support, saying: “Emma Saunders has been excellent across all aspects of the advice and action I have needed, at what has been the most difficult time of my life.

“She has expertly guided me through all aspects of the situation I have found myself in and the possibilities to ensure I fully understand the options available and their implications. Her attention to detail is incredibly reassuring. She has represented my interests decisively and unequivocally and it has helped me navigate an incredibly difficult and distressing situation with dignity.”

Emelie Rowell also specialises in contentious probate and has also been named in previous Legal 500 publications, with the 2023 and 2024 guides listing her as a key individual and quoting a client as saying:

“I have felt I have received a highly expert, personalised service from Sintons from the moment Emma Saunders answered the phone on my first enquiry. Together with Emelie Rowell they have delivered the most cost effective advice and solutions at each stage, taking into account all the factors at play to arrive at the best way forward in my dispute. I am very glad I chose Sintons to assist me.”

Christopher Welch, Sintons managing partner, said: “The fact that these awards are based entirely on market-leading, independent research into the best law firms across the North makes it even more valuable for our team’s work to be recognised in this way.

“We aim to set the standard for legal excellence and the proof of that is in both the testimonies of our clients, and in the type of rigorous, impartial evaluation which the Legal 500 carries out.”

Find out more about Emma Saunders here and find out more about Emelie Rowell here.


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