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Prestigious award for young Doncaster Lawyer
A trainee solicitor at Doncaster based Atherton Godfrey has become the latest recipient of a prestigious award aimed at recognising local legal talent.
Laura Armstrong, 25, clinched the Sidney Herbert Clay award for being the most successful student on the Legal Practice Diploma course and then going on to work within a 20 mile radius of Sheffield.
Laura, who is currently working within the firm’s personal injury team as part of her two-year training contract, said: “The award has gone to trainees at the Sheffield offices of global law firm, DLA Piper for the last seven years in a row, so it’s great that it goes to a different firm this year.”
Diane Parker, partner and head of personal injury with the firm, said: “It’s always so exciting to see new legal talent emerging and I’m sure Laura has a very successful career ahead of her; she has already brought her first case to a successful conclusion.”
The award also includes £250 from the legacy left to the Sheffield Law Society by Sidney Herbert Clay. Sidney was a solicitor with offices in Worksop, Retford and Sheffield and was President of the Sheffield Law Society in 1937.
Laura completed the course with a distinction in June 2012. The official awards ceremony takes place in early February.