An Aberdeen law graduate has been recognised for her outstanding achievement in conveyancing, with a top award from leading land and property search organisation Millar & Bryce.
Aimee Stuart received the ‘Best Conveyancing Student in Scotland’ award, following exceptional commitment and contribution to her Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.
Stephen McCluskey, Interim Managing Director of Millar & Bryce said: “The Conveyancing Student Scotland award aims to identify and celebrate the achievements and excellence of law students across the country, and it’s something we are extremely proud to support. The awards provide a chance to reward the outstanding contributions being made by young men and women up and down the country who are getting ready to branch out into the profession, and we feel it’s imperative that we help to unearth and nurture these individuals.
“Aimee has shown she has what it takes to forge a great career, and we wish her all the very best for the future.”
Twenty-three year-old Aimee Stuart is now set to embark on her two-year traineeship with family business Stuart & Co Solicitors. She said: “I am really thrilled to receive this award from Millar & Bryce. My mum is a conveyancer and I spent many a summer job looking through and documenting old sasine reports, so it’s something I really enjoyed at university. I’m really looking forward to being able to apply what I learned into a practical environment.”
Dr Susan Stokeld, Lecturer and Director of the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Aberdeen added: “I am absolutely delighted that Aimee has been awarded the Miller & Bryce Best Conveyancing Student in Scotland prize. Throughout her studies, Aimee has been incredibly hard working and was one of the top students on her course, receiving her Diploma with Distinction.
“The Miller and Bryce award is fantastic as it recognises the effort and work of Diploma students in the Conveyancing course”.
As part of the company’s commitment to CPD, Millar & Bryce works in partnership with a range of colleges and universities, offering students studying Legal related courses the opportunity to come into the office, learn about the products and services provided and how they fit into the Conveyancing Process. This also gives the students the opportunity to see first-hand a typical office environment and how processes work in practice.
The company has employed a number of part time students through this process, who have continued to work at Millar & Bryce throughout their studies to suit their timetable and needs of the business. On completion of their studies, a number of these students have then joined the team permanently in a variety of skilled and multi-skilled roles.