Daniel Naylor LLB (Hons), MLP (Distinction)
We are so very proud of him in his achievement especially as he dropped out of his University Degree Course halfway through when he was nineteen years old and returned to the four year course at the age of 32!
Here we (Proud Granny, MWM, Daniel and I) are just before the Graduation Ceremony.
Here's Daniel waiting with his classmates for the ceremony to begin
The dignitaries at the start of the ceremony
and after receiving his Graduation Certificate, though he moved so fast he's just a blur!
With his classmates after the ceremony
He also received two prizes , sponsored by a firm of solicitors, one which he shared with two other students
and the second just for him.
MWM asked to try on Daniel's Mortarboard as he never went to University, so it would probably be his one and only chance to get to wear one. Notice how they are both pulling the exact same face!
We had a wonderful day, one we have been looking forward to for 17 years!
Daniel has now embarked on a two year training contract with a firm of solicitors, after which he will be a fully qualified solicitor himself.
Yes, we are very, very proud.
PS In response to G-man's comment Solicitor not Barrister?, and for those readers that don't know - Barristers specialise in courtroom advocacy, drafting legal pleadings and giving expert legal opinions. Solicitors have more direct access with clients, and may do transactional-type legal work. Barristers are rarely hired by clients directly but instead are retained (or instructed) by solicitors to act on behalf of clients.