Palmers Solicitors, which has offices in Basildon, Thurrock and South Woodham Ferrers, has sponsored an award at Pitsea-based Basildon Upper Academy.
Palmers Solicitor Matthew Johnson attended the Academy to present the award for Outstanding Student of the Year 2016 during an assembly on Friday 17 June.
The winner, Charlie Murray-Woodrofe, took home an e-reader and a certificate and also secured a two day work experience placement at Palmers Solicitors. Charlie wants to become a solicitor in the future and is hoping to study Law at university in 2017.
Matthew said: “Charlie should be very proud of himself and all that he has achieved. I look forward to seeing him again when he joins us at Palmers’ Basildon office for his work experience, which I’m sure he’ll find valuable.
“Palmers is always keen to play our part in the community in South Essex. What better way to do so than by recognising the efforts of local students looking to get their university studies and careers off to a flying start?”