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Sydney property lawyer Peter Rosier has been awarded the 2020 President’s Medal for his services to justice and the development of property law and policy in NSW.

Rosier is Principal Solicitor of Rosier Partners Lawyers in Sydney’s inner west and has practised as a lawyer for nearly 50 years. He has served on the Law Society of NSW’s Property Law Committee since 1998 and has been an Accredited Specialist in Property Law since 1997, currently serving on the advisory committee for the property law specialist accreditation scheme.

Law Society of NSW President Richard Harvey announced the award on 26 October via the Annual Members Address, which was held virtually for the first time. “Peter has been a key figure in the Law Society’s advocacy for electronic conveyancing and has played a pivotal role in preparing practitioners for this momentous change,” Harvey said.

“Tonight’s award recognises his outstanding contribution over many decades to the development of property law and policy in NSW and to his immense support to the legal profession generally.”

Lawyer Ruth Pollard, Director of Legal and Professional Services at the NSW Trustee and Guardian, was recognised with a “highly commended” award among what CEO Sonja Stewart said was an “outstanding selection of nominations”.

Pollard was recognised for her extensive volunteer work in contributing to reforms benefiting the clients of the NSW Trustee and Guardian over many years, and advocating for the rights of people with disabilities and the welfare of animals.