AN agricultural lawyer from Kidderminster has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award.

Jim Quinn, from Kidderminster law firm mfg Solicitors, was recognised at the 2019 Worcestershire Law Society Awards for his commitment to helping generations of county farmers, landowners and their families.

Mr Quinn, who lives near Hartlebury, said: “I am extremely humbled to have been recognised by the Worcestershire Law Society.

"I’ve enjoyed working with so many fantastic people over the years and making a difference to people’s lives.

"The agricultural industry is constantly changing but I continue to enjoy working with clients and guiding them through the various issues they are facing.

"The farming sector has played such an important role in my life.”

Qualifying in 1964, Mr Quinn became a partner within a year and has since mentored new lawyers while also building a reputation as one of the leading agricultural solicitors in the UK.

The 79-year-old father-of-three continues to work as a consultant for mfg, advising on rural energy projects to agricultural tenancy cases.

Maynard Burton, chairman of mfg Solicitors, said: "Very few people will ever celebrate six decades in the same profession, let alone with the same firm.

"Jim is a remarkable solicitor with a reputation that he has built and honed over several decades.

“He is known as ‘Mr Agriculture’ in the industry and this only underlines how respected he is.

"Jim’s award is a wonderful milestone in an illustrious career. We are all extremely proud of him.”