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EmbasyBritish lawyer Ralph Smith, international counsel at Gomez Acebo & Pombo law firm in Madrid, has been honoured with a Member of the British Empire (MBE) award for his services to the British Embassy and voluntary work on behalf of the British community in Spain.

Mr Smith was included in the 2015 New Year Honours for his outstanding voluntary work over many years, including as an active member of the British Cemetery of Madrid committee.

Mr Smith is a dual qualified lawyer who runs the Cambridge University Association of Madrid. He is also Vice-President of the UK Alumni Network Spain, and has been a member of the college council of the King’s group of British schools in Madrid since 2006.

Upon learning about the award, British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, said:

“I would like to congratulate Ralph for his richly deserved award after so many years of service to the British Embassy and to the British community in Spain”.

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