Paralegal apprentice Michelle Blackwell was named ‘Paralegal of the Year (Midlands/North)’ at the virtual ceremony. Michelle is a former winner of the ‘Higher or Degree Apprenticeship of the Year (West Midlands)’ title in the National Apprenticeship Awards and winner of the (‘CILEx’) Apprentice of the Year award.
The National Paralegal Awards recognise the best apprentices and paralegals in the profession and fellow paralegal apprentice Aimee Haden was Highly Commended in the ‘Paralegal of the Year’ and ‘Best Conveyancing Paralegal’ categories.
Michelle and Aimee are based at Bevan Brittan’s Birmingham office, where they are working towards becoming fully qualified solicitors. Both have also been shortlisted for ‘Apprentice of the Year 2020’ at the Birmingham Law Society Awards, now due to take place in April 2021.
The firm is currently supporting nine apprentices across its four offices. Trainees are provided valuable hands-on experience of legal work while studying for their Paralegal Level 4 qualification. Most apprentices also study for their Level 6 Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship or the Level 7 Solicitor Apprenticeship.