Kent ILEX student win

Welling Law Student Scoops Major National Award

14 April 2009 pr023.09

Kent legal eagle, Kirsty McCarthy from Welling has scooped one of the coveted City & Guilds Medals for Excellence for her legal studies with the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX).

She was presented with her award at a glittering ceremony in London on April 6 hosted by City & Guilds. The Medals for Excellence part of prestigious City & Guilds Lion Awards programme recognises and rewards exceptional people whose work makes them really stand out from the crowd. Each year, around 100 people from over three quarters of a million eligible candidates are selected to be awarded a Medal for Excellence.

Kirsty, who completed her studies for the ILEX Diploma for Legal Secretaries at Bromley College of Further and Higher Education, where she was a former College Student of the Year, works as a trainee PA with the London law firm, Lovells LLP.

“My congratulations to Kirsty” said ILEX President, Mark Bishop. “The City & Guilds Medals for Excellence are awarded to only the very best students in the country. To have someone who is undertaking an ILEX course win one of these prestigious Medals is proof that the link we have forged with City & Guilds is paying dividends through the caliber of our students achieving their qualifications. These qualifications can open doors to a worthwhile career as a lawyer. Many successful Legal Executive lawyers started their legal careers as legal secretaries.”

Commenting on her win Kirsty said she was honoured and flattered to have received the award: “I was just trying to do the best I could, “she said,” Getting my qualification really means a lot me. I want to complete my training programme and go on to become an Executive PA in my law firm.”