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Legal exam success celebrated at prizegiving

Legal exam success celebrated at prizegiving

Monday 18 October 2021

Legal exam success celebrated at prizegiving

Monday 18 October 2021

Students who achieved the highest marks in the Jersey Law Course have been celebrated in a prize giving ceremony.

Held earlier this month, it saw Deputy Bailiff Robert MacRae present awards in his capacity as President of the Board of Examiners.

“The route to qualifying as a Jersey Advocate or Solicitor requires a considerable level of study and dedication and to achieve success is a great achievement,” President of the Law Society, Rose Colley, said. 


Pictured: Oliver Richardson (right) came top in the Civil and Criminal Procedure and Company Law categories. 

“Today we celebrate excellence on the part of individuals who have achieved the highest marks in very testing examinations. We congratulate them all and wish them well in their future careers in the legal profession. 

“Not only is it appropriate for us to celebrate these success stories but it is also a great opportunity for us to reflect on the effective collaboration between Jersey’s legal profession and the Institute of Law, which has created an effective learning environment through which the Jersey Law Course can exclusively be offered. 

“In the recent examinations, 21 students completed their examinations and will be sworn in as Advocates and Solicitors later this year. Combined with healthy student numbers on the Jersey Law Course, this augurs well for the future generation of lawyers who will serve the increasing legal needs of our island.” 


Pictured: Laura Shirreffs (right) was awarded for getting top marks in the Law of Security Interests and Bankruptcy category.

Kate Donohue, who joined Jersey firm Myersons in December 2020 from 18 St John Street Chambers in Manchester, won the Family Law Award. Myersons’ Principal Victoria Myerson, described the prize as “testament to Kate’s dedication and determination”.

The prizewinners…

Jersey Legal Systems and Constitutional Law: Antonia Hull

Law of Contract: Holly Thebault and Nicola Le Boutillier

Law of Security Interests and Bankruptcy: Laura Shirreffs

Testate and Intestate Succession: Lynne Calder

Law of Immovable Property and Conveyancing – The Hazel Bailey Prize: Rebecca McQuillan

Civil and Criminal Procedure: Oliver Richardson

Trust Law – The Richard Pirie Prize: Sevyn Kalsi

Company Law: Oliver Richardson

Family Law: Kate Donohue

Pictured top: Deputy Bailiff Robert MacRae with Law of Contract prizewinners Holly Thebault and Nicola Le Boutillier.

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