A family solicitor and former Law Society committee chair was among several lawyers recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List.
Sunita Mason (pictured), a former chair of the Society’s family law committee and district judge at Peterborough County Court, was made a CBE for her work as an independent adviser to the home secretary and for services to public protection.
An OBE went to Pam Kenworthy, the former legal director of Yorkshire firm Howells for services to legal aid.
David Hodson, partner at The International Family Law Group, also received an OBE for services to international family law.
In the City, Graeme Nuttall, tax and structuring partner, Field Fisher Waterhouse, received the OBE for his work on developing government policy on employee ownership, employee share schemes and public service mutuals.
Dubai-based corporate partner at Trowers & Hamlins Jennifer Bibbings received an OBE for her services to the British interests, outstanding contributions to the community in Dubai and her efforts to strengthen relations between the UK and the UAE.
Claimant clinical negligence barrister at Sergeants’ Inn, Robert Francis QC, who led the inquiries into the failures at the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust was given a knighthood for services to healthcare and patients.
Members of the Crown prosecution Service featured highly among the list. There were OBEs for Karen Jones, Crown advocate in the special crime and counter terrorism division; Derrick Kelleher, head of operations in the National Crime Agency’s organised crime command and David Thomas, senior legal business adviser for services to digital transformation.
Paula Bartlett, area operational delivery manager at Wessex CPS received an MBE.
John Ward, a consultant with Lancashire firm Napthens, was awarded the OBE for charitable and voluntary services in the county. A member of the wills and estate planning department, Ward is heavily involved as trustee in various charities including Galloways Society for the Blind, Derian House Childrens’ Hospice, Deafway and the Select Vestry of Preston Minster Church.
Ministry of Justice staff were also honoured with OBEs for Helen Judge, director of the criminal justice group and Robert Linham, head of Council of Europe Human Rights policy.
The full list is available as a pdf.