Sarah Young, a partner at Ridley & Hall, has been shortlisted in one of the categories at the Forward Ladies Women in Business Awards.
Young is one 12 women representing a range of industries in Yorkshire and North East, in the Inspiring Leader of the Year category.
During her 20 years with Ridley & Hall, Young has acted as the firm’s Managing Partner and has been named as ‘best woman solicitor managing a small practice’ by the Association of Women Solicitors.
She has developed a niche area of law, helping the families of missing people as well as specialising in will disputes. As a former President of Huddersfield Law Society, she established a free advice service at Huddersfield County Court in 2009.
Young said that she was looking forward to the event, which will take place on 29 September at the Crown Plaza in Newcastle.
“I’m delighted to have made the shortlist for this award. There’s a real buzz when a group of women get together who really care about what they do,” she said.