In brief: Reynolds secretary wins top award

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain secretary Julie-Anne Lotter has won the London Legal Secretary of the Year award, run by London Law Appointments and endorsed by The Lawyer. Lotter, who has been with the firm for 18 months, was one of 10 finalists to attend the presentation held at the Cafe Royal last week. She wins a holiday in Los Angeles. Second prize went to Marion Stiff from Lovell White Durrant, and joint third to Lavern Ingleton and Sarah Jones, both of DJ Freeman.