Clarion Family Law Prizes: Winners announced

News | Posted on Monday 16 October 2023

Huge congratulations to Ellie Kimber and Annie Papararo, the winners of the 2022-23 academic year Clarion Family Law Prizes.

Ellie Kimber (right) with Martin Grange from Clarion

Ellie wins the prize for the highest mark in the Year 2 Family Law module and will shortly undertake a work experience placement with Clarion. Speaking about the Family Law module, Ellie said:

“Studying Family Law with Claire and M-J was a dream, so I am absolutely thrilled to have won this award! If you’re reading this and are considering Family Law as an optional module, I could not recommend it more. I am really looking forward to enhancing my knowledge further during my work experience with Clarion and I’m sure involvement in their practice first hand will only further my love for Family Law.”



After winning the Year 2 Family Law award in 2021-22, Annie went on to achieve the highest mark in the Year 3 Family Law in Practice module and wins a £150 voucher, kindly provided by Clarion. Annie said:

Annie Papararo

"Securing the title of the top-performing family law student for two consecutive years has been a tremendous achievement. My enthusiasm for this module has paved the way for an exciting new career at a family law firm in London. I owe my gratitude to Claire and M-J for their inspiring guidance during these engaging modules. Here's to their expertise and my unwavering excitement as I continue to explore the world of family law!"

Helen Saunders (People Director, Clarion) commented:

“We are proud to support the Family Law courses at York Law School establishing strong connections with their students and playing an active role in nurturing talent of the future. Ellie and Annie should be very proud of their achievements, and we wish them both much success for their future careers. We very much look forward to welcoming Ellie to experience time within our award-winning Family team and the wider firm in the coming weeks – this practical experience will no doubt prove invaluable and confirm her interest in this specialist area of law”.

Clarion has established itself as one of the foremost players in Yorkshire’s highly competitive legal community providing legal support to both business and individuals, across the region, the UK and internationally. At the close of 2022 The Lawyer recognised Clarion as the 3rd Fastest Growing Law Firm in Europe and in 2023 named them Independent Law Firm of the Year. The firm have an award-winning culture, where the team are actively encouraged to build relationships with clients and take the time to collaborate both internally and externally.

At York Law School we are delighted to work in partnership with Clarion Solicitors and would like to thank the firm for the generous sponsorship of two of our option modules.