Sarah is head of litigation at Franklins Solicitors, working across the Milton Keynes and Northampton offices, and received her accolade at the society’s annual awards ceremony.
“I was thrilled to be nominated and it was a privilege to receive the award,” she said.
Sarah is a specialist in commercial litigation, property litigation, debt recovery and regulatory prosecutions. She studied law, business studies and sport at the University of Northampton when it was Nene College and joined Franklins in 1992, progressing to partnership in 1997.
She chairs the Northamptonshire branch of the Institute of Directors and was responsible for the development of the IoD’s East Midlands Young Directors Forum.
She is a board member of Northamptonshire’s Enterprise Partnership and an independent member of the University of Northampton’s audit committee.
Brendan Greene, senior lecturer in law at the University of Northampton, said: "It was a great pleasure to be at the Northamptonshire Law Society annual dinner when Sarah Canning was presented with the award for Solicitor of the Year.
"The university’s law department is very proud of Sarah who has received this award from her fellow lawyers.”