The City of London Solicitors' Company, a professional organization for London solicitors, awarded White & Case trainee Alexandra Doyle (London) its City of London Solicitors' Company Prize for 2017.
Every year, the Company awards £750 to a trainee who has completed one year's training with a firm of solicitors practicing in the London area who "shows the most promise in terms of being a future City Solicitor," according to the Company.
To apply for the Solicitors' Company Prize 2017, candidates were required to be in the second year of a training contract with their firm, have gained a distinction on their Legal Practice Course (LPC), submit a letter of support from their training principal at their firm and submit a short essay entitled, "Do you see Brexit and our withdrawal from the European Union as offering opportunities or obstacles to the practice of law in City firms?" Doyle's essay was reprinted in the Autumn 2017 issue of City Solicitor magazine in which her win was announced.
Doyle will soon be joining White & Case's International Arbitration group in London as a newly qualified solicitor, having completed seats in Capital Markets (Paris), Tax & Employment and Litigation and Arbitration. Originally from Edinburgh, she studied English Literature at Oxford and earned her LLM in International Law at the University of Edinburgh, as well as the GDL and LPC. Before joining White & Case, she worked as part of a defense team at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague, in DG Trade (Dispute Settlement) at the European Commission in Brussels, and in the Trade and International Investment team at another international law firm in Brussels.