Graduates from St Mary’s Law Programmes Honoured by Leading Local Firms
Top Law LLB and Business Law graduates of St Mary’s University, Twickenham, were honored by Morrisons Solicitors and Blaser Mills LLP for their exceptional academic achievements.
Simmone Rodrigues, was been awarded the Morrisons Solicitors Award 2017 for achieving the highest overall grade in the University’s Law LLB programme. In addition, Blaser Mills LLP awarded graduate Tim Birchall the accolade of highest overall grade on the Business Law programme.
The graduating class of 2017 from St Mary’s University, Twickenham, were honoured in ceremonies at Westminster Cathedral this week, with law graduations taking place yesterday (Thursday 20 July). A Garden Party followed the ceremonies, where graduates and their friends and families joined academic staff on campus and were presented with their Awards.
St Mary’s Programme Director for Law Jenny Henry commented, “This year’s law graduates attained some impressive results and we are sure the skills attained whilst studying and taking part in the extra-curricular opportunities here will help their careers develop from strength to strength.
“We are incredibly proud of all those who have graduated, wish them the very best for their future careers – and do hope they stay in touch!”
We are incredibly proud of all those who have graduated, wish them the very best for their future careers – and do hope they stay in touch!
Law graduate Simmone Rodrigues was awarded the Morrisons Solicitors Award 2017 for achieving the highest overall grade in the University’s Law LLB programme.
St Mary’s values its links with the local community and is delighted that local solicitors firm Morrisons, awarded Simmone the generous sum of £500 for achieving the highest grade in their Law LLB degree. John Andrews, Partner, Corporate and Commercial Department, of the Morrisons’ Teddington office, presented the Award.
Jenny Henry added, “We are delighted that Morrisons could join us in celebrating the success of our graduates today. The connection between current practitioners and our students, potential practitioners of the future within the local community or elsewhere, is a key part of the success of both legal education and the wider legal profession.”
Image: Simone Rodrigues and John Andrews
Simmone Rodrigues also won a prize for the top Law Research project and Manija Haschemi was given the Special Recognition Prize. Other high-achieving students were also presented with certificates for attaining the top marks in individual modules.
Image: Sabina Nardell and Manija Haschemi
In the third year that Blaser Mills LLP, a prestigious law firm with offices in London and the Chilterns, has been generous enough to sponsor an Award. Karen Woodison, Partner, Wills, Trusts and Probate, and Associate Solicitor Kristina Dunne of the same department were on hand at the graduation garden party to present the Award to Tim Birchall.
Lecturer Lloyd Gash, who also runs the St Mary’s Commercial Awareness Seminar Series, commented, “Our students have told us how beneficial support from business and legal communities is to understanding the opportunities and challenges of a career in law and enhancing their academic achievements.