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Nicklaus Thomas-Symonds named "Chancery Disputes Specialist of the Year"

Nick Thomas-Symonds is celebrating after receiving a prestigious global award for his work as a barrister.  Acquisition International Magazine has announced the winners of their 2014 Dispute Resolution Awards, sponsored by V-Rooms. 

Nick Thomas-Symonds has won the award for Chancery Disputes Specialist of the Year 2014 for the United Kingdom, his specialist area of law.

Nick Thomas-Symonds, 33, is from Blaenavon and now lives in Abersychan with his wife Rebecca and his daughters Matilda, 4, and Florence, 2.

These global awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and companies within the dispute resolution arena, and, crucially, are nominated by their clients, their professional relationships and their peers. Acquisition International’s Dispute Resolution Awards identify and honour success, innovation and ethics across international communities.

Alongside his career as a barrister, Nick is Lecturer in Politics at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford University, and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.  He has written a widely-acclaimed biography of post-war Labour Prime Minister Clement Attlee.  His new book, a biography of NHS creator Aneurin Bevan, will be published on 30 October 2014. 

Nick said: “I am truly honoured to win such a prestigious award, and would like to thank my family for all their encouragement, particularly my parents whose support over so many years has made my career possible.” 

Acquisition International prides itself on the validity of its awards and its winner. The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work over the last 12 months distinguishing them from their competitors and roving them worthy of recognition.

Following the announcement, Acquisition International’s Jane Peter said: “The companies and individuals recognised in this year’s awards can be truly proud of their amazing work over the past 12 months.

“Dispute resolution is one of the most competitive and forward thinking areas in the entire business world and for these companies and individuals to have reached these levels of customer service and innovation while achieving the results that they have is nothing short of astounding.”

This year’s awards recognise over 500 winners in more than 60 countries. To learn more about our award winners and to gain insight into the working practices of the ‘best of the best’, please visit the AI website (www.acquisition–intl.com) where you can access the winners supplement.

Acquisition International's official press release on the winners can be found here: http://www.acquisition-intl.com/images/stories/ai-awards/New_Awards_Page/Dispute_Resolution/2014_Dispute_Resoltion_Awards_Press_Release.pdf