Ashworth Motoring Law celebrates phenomenal month

It’s been a busy month here at Ashworth Motoring Law and October has been one our best yet!

Ashworth Motoring Law on BBC TV

The Month began with our Managing Director, Alison Ashworth featuring on BBC’S Inside Out Programme discussing the new Drug Driving Offence and raising awareness of the very low limits that are applicable to drugs of abuse. The programme aired on Monday 03 October 2016 following over two hours of filming in September at the Law Society in London.

Month Long campaign for Tyre Safety

October was National Tyre Safety Month. As a Law Firm who keeps road safety firmly in mind, we ran a month-long campaign to increase awareness of basic tyre checks, promote free tyre health checks and educate drivers of the potential sentence for driving on defective tyres.

Managing Director Shortlisted as a Finalist for Prestigious Award

Our very own Alison Ashworth has been shortlisted as one of four finalists in the prestigious Rossendale Business Awards for the “Enterprising Woman Award”. The awards ceremony will be held at Riverside, Whitworth, Rossendale, Lancashire on Wednesday 09 November 2016.

Back to school

Directors Colette Ashworth and Alison Ashworth went back to their roots to give a talk to the Students of their old Law School. With a focus on gaining the best out of their education, expanding their professional network and overcoming adversity, Colette and Alison sought to encourage and inspire the next generation of Lawyers.

Interns take centre stage

This month saw nine new interns given the once in a lifetime opportunity to gain experience at our leading law firm. With interns from Manchester Metropolitan University and The University Centre at Blackburn College taking up positions in computing, accounting, law, marketing and legal management, the next few months are set to be an exciting time at our growing firm.

Ashworth Motoring Law on BBC Radio

Towards the end of the month, our Alison Ashworth was invited into the BBC Radio Lancashire studio to discuss the increasing cost of car insurance live on air, speaking to breakfast show presenter Graham Liver on 27 October 2016. Since the show, Ashworth Motoring Law have begun working with North West based K-safe and Joovuu to bring down the cost of vehicle insurance around the North West and beyond.

….And of course, we still haven’t lost a case!

Ashworth Motoring Law is a Highly Specialised National Law Firm which focuses solely on representing drivers who are facing the possible loss of their driving licence. To discuss any motoring offence in confidence and find out whether your licence can be saved, call our mobile friendly helpline on 0330 33 22 770 or email enquiries@ashworthmotoringlaw.co.uk for free initial advice.

Managing Director, Alison Ashworth nominated for prestigious local award

We are proud to announce that our Managing Director has been nominated for a Rossendale Business Award!

Rossendale born and bred Alison Ashworth has been nominated for the Enterprising Woman Award which recognises valley business leaders for their strength, independence and confidence in leading businesses to success and who are an inspiration to other women.

Alison said:

“I am delighted to have been nominated for this award. Being a female in business can be difficult but being a female in law can be even harder. Despite women dominating the legal profession at entry level there is a significant drop off when it comes to senior and managerial positions, with only eight women holding senior management positions in the UK’s top 50 law firms in 2015.

I reject that trend and seek to turn it on its head. In February this year, I set up a national law firm which specialises in defending drivers who are facing the possible loss of their driving licence. The firm is made up of an all female panel of Directors, including my mother and friend, Colette Ashworth.

The fact of women missing out on some of the top jobs in the legal profession is a result of a number of factors, including sexism and the reality of women having time off or leaving the profession due to family commitments. I am living proof that it doesn’t need to be that way. I am a single mother who gave birth to my beautiful daughter whilst I was at law school. I’m proof that it is possible to juggle studies with sleepless nights, potty training and teething. I’m proof that it’s possible to rise up to the demands of a training contract (preliminary on-the-job legal training) whilst raising a toddler. I’m proof that it’s possible to set up a successful motoring law department whilst adjusting to the new routine of a child starting school, and I’m proof that it’s possible to set up your own firm and give back to other women in the profession whilst hopefully inspiring them not to give up; letting them know that anything is possible despite whatever circumstance women find themselves in. “

Alison Ashworth; Expert motoring lawyer and Director of www.ashworthmotoringlaw.co.uk

The Rossendale Business Awards will be held at Riverside, Whitworth, Rossendale, Lancashire on Wednesday 09 November 2016.

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