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Trainee solicitor qualifies with flying colours

Laura Armstrong (26) joined Atherton Godfrey as a trainee in September 2012, initially working in our Personal Injury Team. She then worked in various areas of the business, including property and wills, before taking up a training post in our Clinical Negligence Team.
Laura’s route into law began some years back. After graduating in 2008 from the University of Sheffield with a 2:1 in English and Literature, she took a year out and travelled to Cuba and Havana.
When she came back, Laura threw herself straight into her studies, firstly with the Graduate Diploma in Law at Huddersfield University and then the Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield. Laura opted to study the LPC part-time so that she could carry on earning money from her part-time job as a sales assistant in a clothes shop.
It was a long hard route, but her commitment paid off and Laura successfully completed the LPC with a distinction in June 2012. A further accolade for the trainee came when she won the Sidney Herbert Clay award for being the most successful student on the Legal Practice Diploma course – an award that had been won by a global law firm for the previous seven years in a row.
Laura now specialises in clinical negligence and is working alongside some of the industry’s leading medical negligence experts, including John McQuater, Christopher Noble and Bob Allen.  

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