Monday, 2 April 2007

Top Honour

A Shropshire Legal Executive has been named as Student of the Year by the county Law Society.

Amy Tivenan works in the Property Department at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, in Euston Way, Telford, and won the Award after successfully completing her training at Radbrook College, in Shrewsbury.

She received the honour at the Shropshire Law Society annual dinner.

“I initially studied Law and Sociology at Cardiff University, and I enjoyed the law side of the course so much that I decided to explore the options of a career in the legal world,” said Amy, who was born and bred in Shrewsbury.

“I discovered my local college at Radbrook ran a post-graduate diploma for entry into the Institute of Legal Executives, and this seemed like a great opportunity.

“I was particularly attracted to the course as Legal Executives specialise in one field of law, and I felt that reflected the direction many legal practices are now taking.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and really appreciated the practical insight it gave me into the legal profession – I also felt the focus on the practical side of the industry made me more readily employable.”

Andrew Green, Managing Partner at Martin-Kaye Solicitors, said: “We are extremely proud of Amy, and the commitment and dedication she showed in her training is now reflected in her working style too.

“We are looking forward to her progress, and to helping her complete the five-year qualification period she needs to become a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives.”

Amy’s course tutor, Adrian Mason, said the ILEX Post Graduate Entry Diploma as an excellent route for students to follow in order to secure a career in the legal profession

“Amy was a great student and it was a pleasure to have her in the college. I am sure she will do very well at Martin-Kaye Solicitors and I wish her every success.”

Pic: Amy Tivenan celebrates her Student of the Year Award with Nita Patel (Partner/Head of Property) and Andrew Green (Managing Partner) at Martin-Kaye Solicitors