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top award for Browne Jacobson public sector lawyer

22 October 2014

Browne Jacobson public sector law specialist, Alex Kynoch from Nottingham, has picked up a national award after scoring the highest marks in the Law Societys Diploma in Local Government Law and Practice exam.

Alex, who achieved a distinction, will be awarded his certificate and prize as the winner of The Local Government Legal Society Trust Fund prize for best overall candidate at a special awards ceremony at the Law Society in December.

The course was first established in 1983 to provide specialist training for solicitors working in local government. Recently the course was opened up to solicitors and barristers undertaking local government work in law firms in the private sector. The course requires candidates to complete three 4,000-word assignments each on a practical problem question and two 2¼ hour exams.

Solicitor Alex Kynoch said:

"I was delighted to have found out that I had passed the course but had no idea that I had achieved the highest score in the country. The course has been valuable in helping to raise my awareness of the specific issues that impact on local government and it will undoubtedly help me when advising clients. Im grateful to the firm for having supported me over the past year and without whom I doubt I would have secured such a good result."

Peter Ware, head of the government and infrastructure team at Browne Jacobson, added:

"We are delighted for Alex and proud that he has been awarded the prize for achieving the highest results out of all the local government solicitors and barristers studying for the diploma. It demonstrates our commitment to support continuous professional development for our people and the importance we place on delivering exceptional client service."

Browne Jacobsons 37 strong public sector legal team act for over 150 local authorities, more than 10 fire authorities and over 75 NHS Trusts. In the last eighteen months it has added a strong of impressive regional and national clients to its growing client portfolio including EM Lawshare, Natural Resources Wales, Environment Agency, Homes & Communities Agency, the London Borough of Hounslow, Norfolk County Council, Torbay Council and Cheshire East Council.

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