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Monday, 23 July 2012

Proud day.....

Last Friday our youngest son, Daniel, graduated from University with a First Class Honours Degree in Law and a Distinction in his Master of Law and Practice.

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.

27 comments:

G-Man said...

Solicitor?
Not a Baristor?
Congratulations Ake!!!!

Akelamalu said...

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 G-man.

Finding Pam said...

Congratulations to your son. I can imagine how proud you and your husband are of him.

Banker Chick said...

What a proud moment for you and your family. I know it wasn't an easy road for him and you to travel. Congratulations to Daniel.

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Pam x

It wasn't easy but it was worth it he said BankerChick x

cheshire wife said...

Well done Daniel! Some students are just not ready to go to university straight from school.

Akelamalu said...

That's true Cheshire Wife.

Valerie said...

Yippee I'm so pleased you published the photographs on the blog. Congratulations to Daniel and to you and MWM for rearing such a talented son. Yes indeed, a proud day for you all.

Gledwood said...

Well done him!!

I'm thinking of going back to university.

I'm going to find a multimillionaire to sponsor me.

Considering how expensive it is here, I'm thinking of going to Germany or Australia or any foreign country that's cheaper to do the course....


But anyway what does your son want to do? Be a solicitor? Or a barrister? Or some whizzy international lawyer...??? Or no decisions yet..?

A Daft Scots Lass said...

Congratulations! What a very special occassion

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Valerie, on both counts. x

It has been a tough 4 years on Daniel and his partner Gleds, she's had to work all the hours God sent to make ends meet. He hasn't decided what he wants to specialise in yet. Knowing Daniel he'll probably give it all up and become a magician or something once he's qualified!

Ron said...

"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!"

BRAVO, Daniel! Congratulations!

*three cheers*

I know you and MWM must be SOOOOO proud!

Great photos. Love the second one of the four of you (you look stunning, m'dear!). And the one of MWM wearing the cap is PRICELESS!

Happy Monday, dear lady!

X

Daryl Edelstein said...

mazel tov!!!!!!

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

i remember when he went back to school! congratulations!!!

smiles, bee
xoxoxooxox

Akelamalu said...

Thankyou Ron, we are very proud indeed. xx

Thanks Daryl xx

Four years seemed such a long time to him back then Bee, but it's flown by!

MorningAJ said...

You're right to be proud.

A Lady's Life said...

Wonderful News and such a proud day for your family :)
Congrats!!

Beach Bum said...

Totally awesome! Congrats!

Secret Agent Woman said...

Of course you're proud! Congratulations!

Akelamalu said...

Cheers AJ :)

Thanks Lady's Life :)

Ta muchly Beach :)

Thankyou SAW :)

Mama Zen said...

Congratulations!

Melanie said...

Congratulations!!

Flowerpot said...

wonderful news and you deserve to be so proud!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

and quite rightly so! What a wonderful day you must have had.

CJ x

Mimi Lenox said...

Going back to school later and getting that degree is so commendable! You've been waiting 17 years and that dream came true for all of you.

What a wonderful day! Congratulations and much success in the future.

CrystalChick said...

What an awesome accomplishment! Congrats to your son, and best wishes for a successful career.

Nice photos, especially of your family together.

Travis Cody said...

Congratulations to Daniel and to you as well. What a wonderful achievement.