Local firm recognises top-performing family law graduates

Two final year law students scooped the prize for the best performance in the Family Law exam sponsored by the  Reading branch of Stowe Family Law.

Shama Ali and Alice Hanney both achieved first-class honours in the module with the top marks out of the year. At a ceremony at Foxhill House on graduation day, Naheed Taj, Managing Partner at Stowe Family Law, Reading, presented the jointwinners with their prize.

Dr Thérèse Callus, Module convenor for Family Law said:

We are very proud with the outstanding performance of our prize winners whose hard work and commitment clearly showed in their results. We had a high standard across the year and all of our family law students can be proud of their achievements. We are delighted that Shama and Alice will benefit from work experience kindly provided by Stowe Family Law. Our collaboration with local firms is very important and enables our students to combine academic study with practical insight. We are very grateful for the support that Naheed Taj and her team provide.

Accepting her prize, Alice Hanney said:

I found family law the most enjoyable part of my degree. Thanks to Stowe Family Law for sponsoring the prize: I am excited to work with them.

Shama Ali confirmed the added benefit of Stowe’s input: “Stowe’s support has been appreciated because it allows students to see the practical side of the law.

Naheed Taj, Managing Partner at Stowe Family Law, Reading said:

At Stowe we are passionate about training young people and giving them guidance and insight into life as a family lawyer. This guidance can be critical in helping them to understand whether family law is right for them and if so, allowing them to build confidence to be leaders in this field later in their career.