Newcastle Student Wins Award

Newcastle Student’s Success In National Awards

23 April 2008 pr013.08

Newcastle legal eagle, Sandra Cassidy has won one of the coveted City & Guilds Medals for Excellence, part of the prestigious annual City & Guilds Lion Awards, for her studies on the Institute of Legal Executives (ILEX) Certificate for Legal Secretaries.

Each year, City & Guilds selects around 100 people from over three quarters of a million eligible candidates to win Medals for Excellence. The Medals for Excellence programme recognises and rewards exceptional people whose work makes them really stand out from the crowd.

Sandra, who completed her studies at Newcastle College and works as a paralegal with the Newcastle law firm, Beecham Peacock, was acknowledged at a glittering ceremony in London on April 14th hosted by City & Guilds. The City & Guilds Medals for Excellence programme rewards outstanding people: Only students whose dedication and talent enables them to produce work of an outstanding standard are eligible for the medals. This year, only 120 City & Guild students in Britain received awards, of which Sandra was one, alongside two other ILEX students.

“My congratulations to Sandra” said ILEX President, Lesley Graham. “The City & Guilds Medals for Excellence recognise 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 student achieving their qualifications. This is also proof of the quality of the courses we run for legal secretaries, paralegal and support staff. We are confident that these courses are now the best of their kind available.”

Commenting on her win Sandra said she was surprised, flattered and honoured: “I was just trying to do the best I could, “she said,”as I really wanted the qualification.”