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ILEX Annual Prize Winners Announced

6 April 2009 pr016.09

Two young students are celebrating their success after winning the annual ILEX Annual Prize, an award sponsored by the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) for legal support staff. The ILEX Annual Prize is part of the prestigious City and Guilds Lion Awards, a key event in the world of vocational training.

The ILEX Annual Prize recognises those students who have displayed exceptional standards and commitment and whose work and ability in Vocational Paralegal Studies and Legal Secretaries stands out from the crowd.

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.

Lyndsay Leggatt from Havant in Hampshire, won the prize for Level 2 Vocational Paralegal Studies and Lauren Downham from Carshalton in Surrey, the prize for Legal Secretaries. Both winners take home a cheque for £500, a commemorative trophy and a certificate.

“My congratulations to both winners,” said ILEX President, Mark Bishop. “They have both demonstrated excellence and a will to succeed. They have emerged as winners from the thousands of students currently studying legal courses with ILEX and City & Guilds.

“These qualifications can lead to a fulfilling career in their own right, and an excellent starting point to becoming a Legal Executive. Many of our successful members started their legal careers as legal secretaries or support staff.”

Lynsdsay, who studied her Level 2 at South Downs College, and is now studying for her Level 3 Diploma in Law and Practice at Chichester College said,” I am so excited about winning the ILEX annual prize. I can’t quite believe I have won .It is not easy studying when you have young children and it is a great feeling to have some recognition for all the hard work.”

Lauren, a student at Kingston College commented,” I am honoured to have been chosen to receive such a prestigious prize. Winning this has given me a boost. After passing my second year examinations I hope to be working as a Legal Secretary and will consider taking an evening course to work towards becoming a legal executive.”