In brief: Birmingham lawyer joins European elite

A German lawyer practising in Birmingham has become one of only a handful of Europeans to pass the 1996 examination to become dually qualified as an English solicitor and Rechtsanwaltin. Cornelia Ingelfinger (left), who works on Wragge & Co's German desk, joined the firm in 1994 from a practice in Stuttgart. She spent a year studying for four papers in the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test.