May 4, 2021

Double Win at the UK Probate Research Awards 2021

This post was written by: Rachel Jones

We are delighted to announce that last week Aston Bond was recognised as the winner in not one, but two, categories at the Probate Research Awards 2021.  The awards included the team at Aston Bond taking home the ‘Community Contribution’ award, and also Ilinca Mardarescu, our Director and head of Employment, winning the ‘Unsung Hero’ award, with Rachel Jones, our Trainee Solicitor, also being ‘Highly Commended’ for this award.  

Community Contribution Award

This award recognises an organisation that made a considerable and special contribution to the community.

The team at Aston Bond pride themselves on giving back to the local community wherever possible, from charity walks, events and talks to regularly volunteering to assist young students with their careers, and we are humbled to have been recognised through this award.

In addition to this, the Private Client team at Aston Bond, have been charitably offering free Wills to NHS and Thames Hospice employees in recognition of the exceptional challenges that they have faced during the pandemic.   This award also recognises the efforts of our Head of department, Jade Gani, and the directors of Aston Bond, Duncan Thomson and Stephen Puri, in establishing and launching the Wishing Will Foundation CIC, an organisation with charitable motives where all legal fees are instead donated to associated local charities.

Unsung Hero Award

This award celebrates the people in a firm who may not usually be recognised but play a vital role to the success of the team.

Aston Bond is very proud that its very own, Ilinca Mardarescu, has won this award which is so thoroughly well deserved.  Ilinca undertakes many roles within Aston Bond beyond her specific job title, being events organiser, HR manager, and most importantly, invoking the very core of the team spirit in Aston Bond.  

We are also proud that our Trainee Solicitor, Rachel Jones, was also recognised through this award as ‘Highly Commended’.  Rachel has shown consistent support to the Private Client department, as well as to the firm generally in assisting with the postal system and telephone lines, to ensure the firm continued to operate smoothly despite the challenges that the pandemic brought over the last year.