Lucy earns place­ment with top law firm

Ormskirk Advertiser - - Student Life -

ALAW stu­dent at Edge Hill Univer­sity has landed a work place­ment with a lead­ing North West law firm as a re­ward for com­ing top of her class.

Lucy Mo­ran, 20, won the Caro­line Nor­ton Award for achiev­ing the high­est mark in her year in the Land Law Mod­ule.

In recog­ni­tion of her achieve­ment, Lucy has been awarded a highly sought-af­ter place­ment with award-win­ning, in­de­pen­dent law firm My­er­son So­lic­i­tors.

She said: “I had heard of the Caro­line Nor­ton Award and was aware of how pres­ti­gious it was, but never did I con­sider that it was some­thing that I could po­ten­tially win.

“I re­ceived the award through the post the day be­fore I was due to re­ceive my exam re­sults, so it was a fan­tas­tic sur­prise and to­tally un­ex­pected.”

Lucy, who is from St He­lens, is pre­par­ing to start her fi­nal year at Univer­sity and plans to un­der­take her place­ment at My­er­son So­lic­i­tors in sum­mer 2021.

The spon­sor­ship pro­vides a full sum­mer va­ca­tion scheme at the firm’s of­fice in Al­trin­cham, Manch­ester, where the suc­cess­ful can­di­date can ro­tate up to four seats across a range of de­part­ments.

Lucy added: “To have se­cured a qual­i­fied work place­ment such as this will be an in­valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence.

“I’m re­ally look­ing for­ward to hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to put ev­ery­thing I’ve learned at

Edge Hill into prac­tice on my place­ment.

“Even­tu­ally, I want to be a so­lic­i­tor and I know the di­rec­tion I would like to take my ca­reer in.

“Hope­fully this place­ment will help me to ex­pe­ri­ence a broad range of spe­cialisms and help me to dis­cover which ar­eas I most en­joy work­ing in.”

For Lucy, the de­ci­sion to study LLB (Hons) Law at Edge Hill felt a nat­u­ral choice.

She said: “When I was con­sid­er­ing my op­tions for Univer­sity, no other Uni­ver­si­ties made me feel as wel­come and at home as Edge Hill.

“When you’re on the cam­pus, it feels like you’re a part of a com­mu­nity and the tu­tors and staff are all so friendly.

“The de­ci­sion has re­ally paid off for me and I’m look­ing for­ward to get­ting back to Univer­sity and com­plet­ing my fi­nal year.”

Si­mon Hale-Ross, se­nior lec­turer in Law, said: “This is not the first time Lucy has come top of her class dur­ing her Level 5 stud­ies and she cer­tainly de­serves the award.

“It is im­por­tant that we cel­e­brate ex­cel­lence and in­spire stu­dents to push them­selves in or­der they achieve their full po­ten­tial.

“I am enor­mously proud of Lucy and would like to ex­press my sin­cere thanks to Chris Wil­son and all at My­er­son So­lic­i­tors for spon­sor­ing this in­cred­i­ble award.”

Edge Hill Univer­sity

Law stu­dent Lucy Mo­ran

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