Scottish students ‘raise the bar’ to win Millar & Bryce award

Two Scottish law graduates have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in conveyancing, with a top award from leading land and property search organisation Millar & Bryce.

Aimee Stuart from Edinburgh and Aimee Godfrey from Dundee received the ‘Best Conveyancing Students in Scotland’ award following exceptional commitment and contribution to their Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Stephen McCluskey, interim managing director of Millar & Bryce, said: “The Conveyancing Students 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.

“Both students have shown they have what it takes to forge a great career, and we wish them all the very best for the future.”

Ms Stuart, 23, studied at the University of Aberdeen and is set to embark on a 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.”

Ms Godfrey, 24, completed her studies at the University of Dundee and has this week begun her traineeship with Brodies LLP.

She said: “I found the conveyancing part of the diploma really interesting, and it’s something I would definitely like to develop during my traineeship.  I’m very grateful to Millar & Bryce for this award, and it’s been a great boost ahead of my start at Brodie’s to be recognised this way.

“My traineeship is going to involve three, eight month seats with the first splitting between employment and corporate law, and I’m looking forward to gaining exposure across different disciplines.”