DWF Trainee Wins Top Law Student Awards

Adam Russell, a trainee solicitor at business law firm DWF, has scooped two major law student awards.

Adam, aged 25, has won the national British Academy of Forensic Sciences Legal Prize awarded to the student who obtained the highest mark in the litigation paper of the Legal Practice Course (LPC) across The University of Law’s eight nationwide centres. He has also won an award for the student who obtained the highest combined mark in the Corporate Business and Commercial Law parts of the LPC at The University of Law in Manchester.

DWF sponsored Adam’s LPC and he has now started a two-year training contract to qualify as a solicitor at the firm’s Manchester office.

Adam said: “I feel delighted to have won the two awards and to be recognised for all my hard work. It is the perfect way to cap a great year at the University and I am looking forward to continuing my career. It is an incredibly exciting time for DWF as the firm continues to grow and I am looking forward to the interesting challenges that lay ahead throughout the remainder of my training contract.”

The University of Law is the world’s largest professional 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.

All those intending to become solicitors must pass the LPC before they can proceed to the next stage of practice. Adam was a student at The University of Law in Manchester until July 2013 and scored 92 per cent in the Litigation exam, 92 per cent in the Corporate Business Law exam and 87 per cent in the Commercial Law exam. He also achieved a distinction overall in the LPC.