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Post  bb1 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:37 pm

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Winner 'humbled' to receive achievement award at Manchester Legal Awards


Edward Smethurst

Edward Smethurst today said he was 'humbled' to receive the outstanding achievement accolade at the Manchester Legal Awards.
The entrepreneurial lawyer with an inspiring life story said it was a 'very special' honour. Thirty years ago, when he was just 13, Edward lost his father in a house fire in Rochdale.
Following the tragedy the teenager, who was being brought up by his dad after his parents separated, had to go and live with his grandparents. His grandmother died a couple of years later and his grandfather had a stroke, leaving Edward to fend for himself.
After working in a butcher's shop to make ends meet, he defied all the odds to qualify as a lawyer, starting his first job in Manchester, at what became Halliwells, as a commercial litigator.
He later joined the British Nuclear Fuels Limited as an in-house lawyer while also starting his own property investment company.
He now owns a portfolio of houses and a number of working farms across Greater Manchester.
Despite the tragedies earlier in his life Edward, who has also chaired the Law Society's Commerce & Industry Group North West for the last 18 years, was sure of one thing: that whatever he put his mind to, he was going to succeed. His drive and determination and commitment to the legal sector earned the 43-year-old the honour at last week's awards.
Edward said: “After losing my dad, I have come a long way in my life and especially in my career. “I come from quite a humble background, I've got a strong work ethic and, ultimately my hard beginning in life has been the driving force behind my success.
“To receive the award at a relatively young age of 43 is very humbling. “It was a total surprise and very very special, particularly as it was voted on by the members of the Manchester Law Society.”
Edward is also committed to his charitable work. He is a fund-raising ambassador for Cancer Research and has played a key role in Kate and Gerry McCann's quest to find their daughter, Madeleine. He is the family's legal co-ordinator and chairs the Madeleine's Trust – No Stone Left Unturned company.
Edward is the chairman and founder of Palladium Associates, a risk consultancy business whose clients include Barclays, Bank of Ireland and Eversheds. He is also the chairman of Prosperity International Sports Management, which represents footballers, both national and international, as well as Olympic athletes.
As well as running those businesses, which he launched in Rochdale's Ashworth Valley district two years ago, he acts as their in-house lawyer.
He said: “In-house lawyers represent at least 20 per cent of the profession. I started my career as an in-house lawyer at BNFL before joining the Latium Group, where I worked with Brian Kennedy and still represent him.” As for the future, Edward has no plans to slow down.

“I want to carry on developing Palladium and Prosperity. For me it's not all about money - it's about trying to do the best that you can.


Read more at: http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/business/professionals/s/1487632_winner-humbled-to-receive-achievement-award-at-manchester-legal-awards

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Post  lily on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:41 pm

Good for him! He deserves it. thumbsup
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Post  Maggs on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:47 pm

What fantastic news.

See thats what you call a real, honest lawyer yaydance yaydance
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Post  crazytony on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:50 pm

Oh dear, Bennett's blood pressure will be sky high biggrin

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Post  bb1 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:54 pm

I know, Tony, especially if the rumours about him having to give a hefty donation to the Find Madeleine Fund are true.


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Post  Maggs on Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:57 pm

bb1 wrote:I know, Tony, especially if the rumours about him having to give a hefty donation to the Find Madeleine Fund are true.


Oh look and Ed say's

For me it's not all about money - it's about trying to do the best that you can.
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Post  Sabot on Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:01 pm


THAT IS AWESOME. And so very well done.

No wonder Bennett hates him. Edward Smethurst is everything that Anthony Bennett isn't.
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Post  lily on Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:07 pm

Sabot wrote:
THAT IS AWESOME. And so very well done.

No wonder Bennett hates him. Edward Smethurst is everything that Anthony Bennett isn't.

You said it, Sabot. Bennett is a walking f*ck up.
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Post  Sabot on Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:21 pm

lily wrote:
Sabot wrote:
THAT IS AWESOME. And so very well done.

No wonder Bennett hates him. Edward Smethurst is everything that Anthony Bennett isn't.

You said it, Sabot. Bennett is a walking f*ck up.

I am so pleased for Mr. Smethurst, Lily, after such a traumatic beginning, and such odds.

I am almost sorry that I brought the Bennett Article into it, but I just couldn't resist Does this make me a bad person. biggrin
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Post  lily on Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:26 pm

Not at all Sabot. Compare and contrast. biggrin
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Post  Pedro Silva on Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:15 pm

To Mr. Smethurst: congratulations

Yes, he deserves it.
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Post  Jean-Pierre.t50 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:57 pm

Sour grapes anyone?

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.I've always thought that these awards are not worth a great deal - like all awards and honours and the rest of the junk that various sections of the establishment use to pat each other on the back with, very much an abuse of power - always have been and always will be.

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Post  crazytony on Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:59 pm

Jean-Pierre.t50 wrote:Sour grapes anyone?

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.I've always thought that these awards are not worth a great deal - like all awards and honours and the rest of the junk that various sections of the establishment use to pat each other on the back with, very much an abuse of power - always have been and always will be.
The green eyed monster. alien

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Post  bb1 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:05 pm

Not that he's jealous or anything.... biggrin

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Post  bb1 on Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:39 pm

Edward Smethurst: An Outstanding Achiever
Tony Bennett Today

Well, after having to remove a quantity of posts about Edward Smethurst, the McCanns' co-ordinating lawyer, Director of Madeleine's Trust - No Stone Unturned, and still Brian Kennedy's representative, it makes a change to be reasonably confident that here is one posting of a news item that Mr Smethurst will want to stay on this forum.

Particularly as it is such a lovely picture of him.

Otherwise, it's probably best if I opt for 'no comment':


Not that he's jealous or anything rofl rofl rofl

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Post  crazytony on Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:40 pm

bb1 wrote:Edward Smethurst: An Outstanding Achiever
Tony Bennett Today

Well, after having to remove a quantity of posts about Edward Smethurst, the McCanns' co-ordinating lawyer, Director of Madeleine's Trust - No Stone Unturned, and still Brian Kennedy's representative, it makes a change to be reasonably confident that here is one posting of a news item that Mr Smethurst will want to stay on this forum.

Particularly as it is such a lovely picture of him.

Otherwise, it's probably best if I opt for 'no comment':


Not that he's jealous or anything rofl rofl rofl
rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl rofl

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Post  crazytony on Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:46 pm

What gives you that idea, Bonny. biggrin

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Post  Sabot on Fri Mar 09, 2012 4:21 am


Bennett doesn't seem to have done Mr. Smethurst's reputation any harm, does he. I bet he won't be pleased about that. Having attempted to trash Ed Smethurst all over The Internet, MR. ANTHONY BENNETT HAS PATENTLY FAILED AGAIN.
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Post  barbiecar on Fri Mar 09, 2012 6:30 am

bb1 wrote:Edward Smethurst: An Outstanding Achiever
Tony Bennett Today

Well, after having to remove a quantity of posts about Edward Smethurst, the McCanns' co-ordinating lawyer, Director of Madeleine's Trust - No Stone Unturned, and still Brian Kennedy's representative, it makes a change to be reasonably confident that here is one posting of a news item that Mr Smethurst will want to stay on this forum.

Particularly as it is such a lovely picture of him.

Otherwise, it's probably best if I opt for 'no comment':


Not that he's jealous or anything rofl rofl rofl

He really is as stupid as he looks, isn't he? He's facing ruin, possibly jail, and he just can't resist it. No Comment is what the wise would do , but not that idiot.

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