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Award winning law student set to join Steele Raymond


When starting a legal career having a prize for advocacy before you have qualified is an exceptional achievement.

Alice Toop, a Legal Practice Course student at Bournemouth University has recently been awarded the Dorset Magistrates’ Association Prize for Excellence in Advocacy.

The Magistrates’ Association is the independent voice of magistrates in England and Wales, awards an annual prize for the best student in advocacy on the Bournemouth University Legal Practice Course.

News of the award comes in addition to Alice receiving outstanding Stage 1 results in the Legal Practice Course.

“It is an honour to be recognised and to receive this award from the Dorset Magistrates’ Association,” said Alice who graduated with a first class honours degree in law from the University of Warwick in 2015 and will be joining Bournemouth solicitors Steele Raymond to start her two-year training contract.

“I’ve always been passionate about developing a career in law. It’s exciting to know that all of my hard work has been recognised.”  

Jennifer Rogerson, Partner at Steele Raymond and head of the firm’s trainee recruitment programme, said:

“We are thrilled for Alice and to hear of her fantastic results. To have someone of Alice’s achievements joining the firm shows the importance in which Steele Raymond place on training contracts and nurturing future talent.”

Alice will join Steele Raymond in September as one of two trainees to build on its ongoing commitment to promote future talent at the firm.

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