Leading solicitor presents award for outstanding achievement to law student

By Anita Jaynes on December 31, 2015

Sonyia Woolnough, a partner at one of Wiltshire’s most prominent law firms, Bevirs, has presented the 2015 Bevirs’ Solicitors Excellence in Law Award to student Natalie Mkrtchyan.

Natalie, aged 17, lives in Wiltshire and is a student at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy. She’s been studying A level Law and hopes to pursue a career in the legal profession. Bevirs has sponsored the Law Award at the academy for more than ten years.

Sonyia said: “It’s an honour for us to support emerging young talent and encourage young people to consider law as a career. We’re proud to celebrate excellence in this way and wish Natalie every success in her A levels and future studies.”

Angela Bell, assistant headteacher and head of the sixth form at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy, said Natalie is the 11th student to receive the award.

Mrs Bell said: “Natalie has been awarded the Year 12 Law Prize as a result of her excellent examination marks in her AS level exam and her tenacity in this subject throughout.

“Natalie has worked diligently getting to grips with all the cases and statutes. She joined Royal Wootton Bassett Academy in 2011 speaking virtually no English – just her native Armenian – which makes her achievement all the more impressive.

“Now Natalie is well on the road to studying law at Cardiff University to enable her to become a lawyer in the future.”

Bevirs has been part of the business community for more than 130 years with offices in Swindon, Royal Wootton Bassett and Calne.  Two of the winners of the Law Award from Royal Wootton Bassett Academy have gone on to become part of the Bevirs’ team – Katherine Arrell and Emily Bourne. The team offers a range of legal services and further details are available at: www.bevirs.co.uk

Pictured above: Natalie Mkrtchyan with Sonyia Woolnough, partner at Bevirs