ILEX 2007 Student of the Year

ILEX ‘Student of the Year win for Derby Lawyer

21 January 2007 pr005.08

A Derby lawyer has carried off one of the top awards for students in legal circles. Joanne Bourne of Pinders Solicitors has won the coveted Student of the Year 2007 from the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX), one of the three main organisations that represent lawyers in England and Wales.

Joanne was presented with her Award and a cheque for £500 by Mr Noel Inge, Managing Director of ILEX Tutorial College, sponsors of the Award, at the ILEX Graduation day in Bedford on 21 January.

“The Student of the Year” recognises a student with outstanding ability, the ILEX student of 2007 who has received the highest marks in their Level 6 examinations, the final exam hurdle leading to Membership and, after an appropriate qualifying period, to ILEX Fellowship. Joanne has consistently scored high marks and in the final examination achieved a Distinction, in addition to an overall score of 86 %, the highest for any student in the year.

“I’m delighted to have won this award,” said Joanne. “It came as a shock, but it’s a wonderful sense of achievement.”

Joanne completed her Level 6 course with ILEX Tutorial College one of the leading law colleges in the country for distance learning and blended legal courses, based in Kempston, Bedford,

“The ILEX route is not an easy one to follow,” said ILEX President Lesley Graham. “For not only do we set our academic standards high, but the majority of our students also have to study hard, often in their own time and juggle home, family and career as well. To maintain such a high standard is a remarkable achievement.”