ILEX Annual Prize Winner

Havant Law Student Wins Top Legal Prize

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Lyndsay Leggatt from Havant is celebrating her success in winning the prestigious ILEX Annual Prize for Vocational Paralegal Studies, an annual award sponsored by the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) for support staff in the legal profession.

The ILEX Annual Prize is part of the prestigious City and Guilds Lion Awards, a key event in the world of vocational training.

The prize recognises talented people who have displayed exceptional standards and commitment and whose work and ability make them stand out from the crowd. Lyndsay has undertaken her studies at the South Downs College in Waterlooville, Hampshire. She takes home a cheque for £500, a commemorative trophy and a certificate.

Lyndsay is now working towards the next stage in qualifying as a legal executive lawyer, studying the ILEX Level 3 Diploma In Law and Practice at Chichester College. A full-time mother of two young children, she has previously worked in the catering and retail sectors.

Lyndasy says, “I am so excited about winning this prize. This is a great achievement for me and proves to myself that law is a good career path for me to follow. Something I am good at. I am planning to complete my course and want to continue on to eventually qualify as a lawyer through ILEX.”

“Part-time study can be hard and especially if you are a mum with young children,” said ILEX President, Mark Bishop. “Lyndsay has demonstrated, not only excellence in her chosen field of study, but a will to succeed. My congratulations to her.

“She has emerged as a winner from the thousands of students currently studying legal courses with ILEX and City & Guilds. ILEX vocational qualifications lead on to a fulfilling career in law in its own right, but also lead on to a fulfilling career in the legal profession. Many successful Legal Executive lawyers started their legal careers as paralegal staff.”

ILEX in conjunction with City & Guilds, offers the largest range of training courses in England and Wales currently available for support staff in the legal profession.