A family law Solicitors from Knowsley, that provides legal services in Child Care Proceedings, Local Authority Involvement, Domestic Violence Injunctions and Child Matters has won best Family business at this year’s Small Awards.
Maria Fogg Family Law won the award which recognises the unique characteristics, challenges and strengths of family run businesses. The business demonstrates involvement and contribution from family members as well as business success over a period of time.
Owners Andrea and Charlotte Fogg, who started Maria Fogg Family Law in 2012 with their mother Maria Fogg was crowned the winner at a sparkling celebration event in central London, hosted by presenter, writer, actor and comedian, Sue Perkins.
The firm was established in 2012 by Maria Fogg and her two daughters. When Maria passed away suddenly in 2018 her daughters took the challenge of continuing the family business. The sisters obtained the approval of the Solicitor Regulations Authority to be non-lawyer owners which was no easy task.
The sisters were determined to maintain and continue their mother’s legacy which has a real family ethos and excellent reputation within the local community. The firm specialises in domestic violence and child protection specifically aimed of helping woman, men and children obtaining protection from domestic violence in the local community and child protection.
Since taking ownership of the business the sisters have been awarded with an accreditation which recognises excellence in legal advice and client care from the Specialist Quality Mark. The firm won a national award in early 2023 which recognised legal practices that have demonstrated innovative solutions over the previous 12 month period. The sisters have grown the business from 4 to 17 employees which are handpicked with the same family values. The sisters continued nurturing and organisation of the firm sets them apart from the traditional law firms which is why it has continued to thrive in such a very male dominated industry.
Charlotte Fogg said: “Winning the Legacy Award means so much to Andrea and I. We are so thankful to be able to continue our mother’s legacy and helping the most vulnerable people in our community. We could not be prouder of the environment we have created and the wonderful team we work with each day.”
In its seventh year, The Small Awards is a nationwide search for the smallest and greatest firms in the UK, across all sectors. It is organised annually by Small Business Britain, which champions, inspires and accelerates the nation’s 5.5 million small firms.
This year, the Small Awards received a record number of applications from small businesses, with over 80 finalists shortlisted across 11 Small Award categories that call out the nation’s most inspirational business, across everything from sole-traders, to digital stars and purposeful community-driven businesses.
“Congratulations to Maria Fogg Family Law who impressed our team and judges with their inspiring entrepreneurship and commitment to serving customers and their community,” said Michelle Ovens CBE, Founder of Small Business Britain and the Small Awards.
“It remains a challenging time for the whole small business community, but it is so positive to celebrate the amazing contribution of small firms like Maria Fogg Family Law .”