Browne Jacobson’s commitment to investing in its people has been further echoed after an aspiring lawyer at the firm was honoured at the 2017 Civil Courts Users Association (CCUA) with a special award.
Litigation Executive George Denton, who specialises in motor and property claims on behalf of both claimants and defendants in Nottingham, received the CCUA Steve Morris Award 2017 in association with CILEx Law School after achieving 96% in his contract law L3 exams. George’s results were joint top with one other student in the UK.
George was presented with his award by CCUA President Lord David Hacking and Honorary Vice President Brian Havercroft at the Annual CCUA Conference.
George joined the national firm’s Nottingham office in 2012 as one of its first apprentices in the Technical Claims department. In 2014 he was one of 27 apprentices in the country to be presented with an achievement award at a ceremony at the House of Lords. George went on to qualify as a Litigation Executive in 2016.
Susan Mabbott, Head of Insurance and Public Risk at Browne Jacobson said:
“I am delighted that George’s hard work and dedication has been recognised. He should be incredibly proud of this achievement and the journey that he has been on over the last five years.
At Browne Jacobson, we remain truly committed to supporting and developing our apprentices and are very passionate about the valuable opportunities that the scheme offers to young people and budding lawyers.”
Jenny Pelling, Director of Business and Apprenticeships at CILEx Law School added:
“We are delighted that George has won this CCUA award for gaining the joint highest mark amongst all our students for Level 3 contract law. It’s particularly pleasing to see George’s progression from being a Level 2 Legal Admin apprentice to now being on the Chartered Legal Executive apprenticeship. He deserves this success.”
Browne Jacobson was one of the first laws firm in the country to launch an apprenticeship scheme back in 2012, delivered in partnership with CILEx Law School and Vision Apprenticeships. The scheme currently has eight apprentices in its Technical Claims team, providing a range of legal support functions.