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Warwick alumna wins top law student award

Gillian MurdochWarwick law graduate Gillian Murdoch (LLB 2006-10) has scooped one of the major law student awards in the country. Gillian, aged 24, has won the national Nigel Asquith Prize, which is awarded by Morgan Cole, one of the top law firms in the UK.

The Nigel Asquith Prize is for the student who obtains the highest overall mark in the Business Law part of The College of Law’s Legal Practice Course, which all those intending to become solicitors must pass before they can proceed to the next stage of practice.

Gillian was a student at the College’s London Moorgate centre until July and scored 97 per cent in the Business Law exam. She graduated from Warwick in 2010 with a first class honours degree in Law.

Gillian said: “I am delighted and honoured to receive the award for business from Morgan Cole. It is an area of law which is of particular interest to me and I am sure that the knowledge gained from the course will be extremely useful in my future career.”

She is currently travelling abroad before starting her two-year training contract to qualify as a solicitor in March 2012 with law firm Baker & McKenzie in London.

The College of Law is Britain’s largest legal training organisation for both student solicitors and barristers and attracts some of the country’s most able students. It has centres in London, Guildford, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Chester and York.