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Future legal talent recognised by Resolution

04 Sep 2018

Two students have been awarded the prestigious Resolution Prize for their outstanding achievement in family law studies.

The Resolution Prize is awarded annually by family law organisation Resolution to the student or students who obtain the highest overall mark in the family law paper of the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law.

Jodie Buck from the Leeds Centre and Megan Ball from the Birmingham Centre both achieved 95% on the family law paper, which they took as part of the qualification needed to practise as a solicitor.

Margaret Heathcote, Chair of Resolution said: “Megan and Jodie have both achieved an outstanding mark in this important and challenging area of law and I would like to offer them my congratulations. Resolution is proud to sponsor this award, which recognises the brightest talent in the next generation of family lawyers. I wish them every success in their future careers in law.”

Prize winner Jodie commented: “I am delighted to have been awarded the Resolution Prize. This was a module I particularly enjoyed and I am very pleased that my hard work for the exam has paid off. It feels great to be recognised for this achievement!”

Megan also shared her thoughts: “I think Resolution’s ethos regarding family law should be highlighted and encouraged at undergraduate level. It would provide students with an invaluable insight into the practical ways to make difficult and devastating times much easier for the whole family.”

Resolution represents around 6,500 family justice professionals who are committed to helping couples separate in a way that minimises conflict, helping them find solutions that consider the needs of the whole family, particularly the best interests of children. As part of their prize, Jodie and Megan have been awarded a year’s free Resolution membership with access to training, support and networking opportunities. This includes access to the YRes network, Resolution’s group for family lawyers in the earlier stages of their career.

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