Award-winning law firm Bexley Beaumont is in the running for another prize following the shortlisting of one of its specialists for a national social mobility award.
Senior Associate employment law solicitor Alice Kinder is one of six finalists named in the Rising Star category of the seventh annual UK Social Mobility Awards.
Ms Kinder was recently among a number of social mobility ambassadors appointed by The Law Society for England and Wales, and is a regular commentator on the issue.
She has explained that her awards' inclusion came at a critical time in efforts to dismantle the remaining barriers faced by those trying to develop careers.
"It really is thrilling to have made the shortlist for such a prestigious award at a time when social mobility is recognised as an area of growing importance for the business community and government too.
"More than recognising those contributing to a range of social mobility initiatives, the awards are just one part of a much broader effort to raise the importance of and benefits which it has for both the public and private sector.
"In that sense, they should be considered a reminder that there is still so much more to achieve if we are to overcome the challenges which remain to ensuring that circumstances in which someone grows up do not impede their ability to forge a rewarding career.
Ms Kinder became one of Bexley Beaumont's first Associate appointments when she joined in December last year.
In addition to her role as a Law Society ambassador, she has also made advancing the cause of social mobility one of her principal interests throughout her involvement as an officer of the Birmingham Law Society.
The UK Social Mobility Awards were established to pay tribute those organisations and individuals "making strides and creating initiatives to advance social mobility within their own workforce or beyond it".
Organisers said that those making the shortlists for all 12 of this year's awards represented a "commitment to advancing social mobility and the efficacy of the initiatives they have created".
Judging of their respective merits is being conducted by a panel comprising figures from business, charity and the public sector with winners announced at a gala in London's Royal Lancaster Hotel in October.
If Ms Kinder triumphs, it will mark the latest honor for Bexley Beaumont, which has swiftly become one of the country's leading legal operators.
In March, it was named as the Boutique Law Firm of the Year in the inaugural Northern Powerhouse Awards.
Chief Executive Karen Bexley and her co-founder, Anna Beaumont, were also nominated in the Management Partner of the Year category of the competition, which was organised by Legal 500 and based on the research used to compile its annual rankings of the law industry.
Judges described how Bexley Beaumont had "made waves with fast growth, a progressive culture and an innovative fee-sharing model".
Just weeks later, Bexley Beaumont was named as one of eight firms shortlisted in the Law Company of the Year category of The Lawyer Awards - described by organisers as celebrating "the UK's legal elite".
The success also follows the publication independent research conducted by the legal research consultancy, Codex Edge, which named Bexley Beaumont as one of the top 10 Alternative Law Firms (ALFs).
The Codex research covered more than 2,200 ALFs across the UK and examined the impact generated by ALFs in the decade since the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) first licensed Alternative Business Structures (ABSs).
Bexley Beaumont has attributed further strong growth in its partner ranks over the last year to a focus on "quality, fit and innovation".
Despite only opening its doors in January 2020, the boutique firm - which works for clients in a variety of sectors, including retail, leisure and hospitality, pharmaceuticals, logistics, real estate and the public sector - currently has 44 Partners and four Associate Solicitors who are based across the country.
It maintains offices in the City of London and the heart of Manchester's business district.