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Law firm rewards student for outstanding performance

Manchester firm Latitude Law award top immigration law student

Stephen Jeffreys is presented with his prize

Stephen Jeffreys is presented with his prize

A Manchester law firm has awarded a cash prize and a unique work experience opportunity to a top performing student.

Stephen Jeffreys, who studies at the Manchester Law School, has been recognised for his outstanding performance in immigration law.

Stephen, who is in the second year of a full-time LLB undergraduate degree, achieved the top overall mark in the optional Immigration Law unit and was awarded with a cheque for £250 by immigration law specialists Latitude Law.

He will also undertake a week of work experience with the firm in their Manchester office.

Speaking about his award, Stephen said: “I’m so happy to have won this award. A weeks experience at Latitude was a great experience and a real eye opener -  the £250 was definitely helpful as well.

“I’d just like to say a massive thank you to Latitude Law for the award and to my tutors for helping me win it!”

Latitude Law have been providing invaluable advice and legal representation to clients in the north of England since 2007 and now boast one of the largest immigration law teams in the area.

Claire Livesey, Practice Manager at Latitude Law, said: “Latitude Law has a strong relationship with Manchester Metropolitan and we are delighted to reward the successes of its students. We wish Stephen every success in his career."

Manchester Metropolitan’s LLB qualifying law degree enables students to go on to train as a solicitor or barrister with the support of a huge range of employability opportunities such as the Law School’s mentoring scheme.

The Latitude Law Immigration Law Prize was negotiated by Nick Touati, Faculty Careers & Employability Manager, who leads on employability work at the Manchester Law School. Nick works closely with a variety of legal employers to develop and offer enhanced careers opportunities for Law School students.

Find out more about the Manchester Law School’s award-winning courses and careers support at www.mmu.ac.uk/law

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