NZ-based firm Duncan Cotterill has today recognised some of their region's brightest legal talent via its annual awards program.
Claire Brighton of the University of Canterbury scooped the coveted Duncan Cotterill Prize in Equity for 2009, and was also joint winner of the Duncan Cotterill Award for the best all round performance in Stage II subjects.
Brighton shared the latter prize with fellow Christchurch student, Aimee Bryant.
Brighton and Bryant have a track record of high achievement and have previously won awards in Land Law and Contract Law respectively.
Ewan Chapman, a partner at Duncan Cotterill, said the firm is committed to rewarding students excelling in their legal studies.
"It's very exciting to watch the calibre of graduates coming through the university. We're delighted to have the opportunity to recognise that talent through our annual awards program," he said.