Mourant Jersey Head of Property wins Women in Law Award
21 May 2019
Mourant Head of Property in Jersey, Georgina Cook, has won the offshore category at the Lawyer Monthly Magazine Women in Law Awards.
Each year the Lawyer Monthly team dedicates an issue to women in the legal sector. With the previous year presenting an awakening for many regarding equality, Lawyer Monthly aims to recognise the hard work and dedication of women across the legal sector.
Georgina was recently appointed Head of Property in the firm's Jersey office and specialises in all aspects of commercial property work including commercial sales, acquisitions and leasehold matters. "It's an important time for women in the legal profession; with topics such as the glass ceiling, flexible working and diversity and inclusion making their way to the top of management agendas. I believe that lawyers must start meaningful conversations about equality and supporting one another and learning from each other's experiences," she said.
"By doing this, we can bring about positive change and set the stage for future generations of women to have genuinely equal opportunities. This is a subject that's very close to my heart, so I'm proud to have been recognised in this field and would like to thank those who took the time to nominate me."
Georgina continues to receive independent recognition in the world's leading legal directories, with Chambers and Partners 2019 stating she "will always go the extra mile to get the job done", and describing her as "a pleasure to work with". Her team regularly advises many leading names in the offshore property world.
Mourant Jersey Office Managing Partner, Daniel Birtwistle, said: "Georgina is an excellent lawyer with a highly regarded practice and genuine passion for her work. She's also a mentor for female colleagues in the firm and an enthusiastic supporter of our diversity and inclusion initiatives in Jersey.
"At Mourant we aim to nurture a culture of inclusivity and mutual respect, where people of all genders, backgrounds and experiences are able to bring their authentic selves to work, and are equally empowered to reach their full potential. Diversity and inclusion is integral to achieving the firm's vision of being consistently recognised as the best offshore law firm. Georgina's recognition is a strong reflection of this, and I congratulate her on this fantastic achievement."
More details on the awards can be found here.