Prestigious Award for DLA Piper Trainee
12th February 2014
A trainee lawyer at DLA Piper's Sheffield office has become the latest in a succession of young lawyers at the firm to be presented with the prestigious Sidney Herbert-Clay prize at the annual Sheffield Law Society Award Dinner, held on Friday 7 February.
Ben Hunt was awarded the accolade after achieving the highest marks on the Legal Practice Course at the University of Sheffield and then moving on to practice within the Sheffield City Region. Ben started at DLA Piper in September last year. DLA Piper partner Duncan Mosley, is the Training Principal for DLA Piper UK-wide. He said: "this is the ninth time in ten years that a DLA Piper trainee has received this award. Our commitment to investing in students not only strengthens our investment in the future of our firm in the region, but also in Sheffield's legal offering. "We take our recruitment and training processes very seriously and place great emphasis on the importance of delivering a structured training programme, giving all our trainees the opportunity to further their professional careers without having to leave the city." Ben is currently in the Litigation and Regulatory team of the Sheffield office as part of his two year training contract and received a cheque for £200 when he was awarded with the prize. The award was launched in memory of local solicitor, Sidney Herbert-Clay, who was President of the local Law Society in 1937.