A WIDNES legal trainee has been named runner up in the apprentice of the year at the nationally acclaimed BPP Law School.

Former SS Peter & Paul Catholic College pupil, Michelle Singleton, aged 21, works at PD Law Solicitors in Hale Road.

She was highly Commended by the judging panel and has been awarded a certificate and vouchers in recognition of her success.

Michelle, who studied at Riverside College, said: “I am so pleased to have received the recognition for all my hard work and I am grateful for all the support I have received from PD Law.”

She has now been promoted to legal assistant.

Phillip Doyle, managing director of PD Law, said: “I am delighted for Michelle. It is just reward for all her efforts and commitment since joining the team, which has also seen her promoted into a more senior role within the firm.”