Hall Brown’s Latest Honour Sees Associate Named Manchester JCI President
Published on 02 January, 2019 | Misc
One of Hall Brown Family Law’s first recruits has been elected as the leader of the Manchester branch of a group supporting the development of the city’s young professionals.
Ellen Walker’s nomination as President of the local chapter of Junior Chamber International (JCI) is the latest piece of individual and collective recognition for the firm in the last two months.
In October, Hall Brown was included as a handful of Tier One family law firms in the North West by the prestigious Legal 500 rankings.
Just 24 hours later, it featured in The Times’ inaugural list of the 200 Best Law Firms out of the 10,000 operating in England and Wales.
Last month, Hall Brown’s administrative staff picked up a hat-trick of awards at two ceremonies for the region’s best PAs.
Ms Walker joined Hall Brown in September 2016, three months after qualifying as a solicitor and, earlier this year, was promoted for her part in the firm’s astonishing growth.
Her election as JCI President sees her take charge of the Manchester chapter, which has 57 individual and 14 corporate members, after previously serving both as the group’s Charity Director and Deputy President.
She said: “It’s a tremendous honour to be chosen to play my part in supporting the development of young professionals and the local community in one of the most vibrant cities in the UK.
“Whilst there are a number of representative groups for professionals in the area, JCI is among those most focused on helping equip those training to develop their careers with a breadth of skills needed to achieve their ambitions.
“However, we acknowledge our responsibility not only to members and colleagues but to the communities in which we work.
“Over the course of the next 12 months and in addition to our core mission, we have already identified the need to address the issue of mental health among professionals and local people as one of our principal objectives.”
Founded in St Louis, Missouri, in 1915, JCI has expanded across into a worldwide not-for-profit network with more than 170,000 members, acclaimed for its professional and charitable achievements.