23-year-old makes legal history

MEANWHILE, the UKs youngest solicitor is hard at work in the conveyancing department of North West firm Forster Dean. Nazia Ahmed, 23, went to Huddersfield University at the age of 16 and started on her training contract aged 21. A letter from the Law Society recently confirmed that she is the youngest solicitor on the roll by eight months. Clients sometimes say that I look young, but I never feel like Im at a disadvantage because of my age, said Ahmed, who started at the firm as a legal executive and qualified just after she turned 23. The firm is currently waiting to hear whether the Guinness Book of Records has declared Ahmed as the youngest solicitor in one hundred years.