Students taking the Legal Practice Course at The College of Law in York can now apply for a new bursary set up by leading law firm Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM) to assist with tuition fees.
BLM has launched the Tracy Kaye / Berrymans Lace Mawer Memorial Bursary in memory of their colleague Tracy Kaye, who lived in York and was a dedicated member of the firm’s Leeds office, specialising in personal injury litigation, before her death in 2006.
Tracy Kaye was a dedicated member of the firm’s Leeds office, specialising in personal injury litigation, before her death in 2006.
The annual £1,500 award will help the successful applicant meet the costs of the Legal Practice Course (LPC), which all those intending to become solicitors must pass before they can proceed to the next stage of practice.
It is open to students, who have accepted a place on the LPC at The College of Law in York. To be eligible applicants must be able to show that their financial position would make it difficult to further their legal studies without the bursary.
Criteria also include a commitment to a career as a solicitor as well as to helping others through charity or pro bono work plus skills in a non-academic competitive environment. An interest in pursuing contentious legal practice would also be desirable.
Berrymans Lace Mawer advises a broad range of insurance and commercial clients and has more than 120 partners and 1,000 staff. It operates from branches in Leeds, Birmingham, Cardiff, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Southampton and Stockton-on-Tees.
Chris Coughlin, Senior Partner of BLM’s Leeds office, said: “We are delighted to offer this bursary to a student from The College of Law. We hope that it will give the chosen recipient an opportunity to progress and have a successful legal career.”
Paul Aber, Regional Director of The College of Law, said: “We are very grateful to Berrymans Lace Mawer for providing this bursary as it will give a talented and committed student, who may otherwise have found it difficult to continue their studies, the chance to realise their ambition to become a solicitor here at York.”
The College of Law is the leading provider of professional legal education and training in Europe with centres in London, Birmingham, Chester, Guildford and York and a new centre opening in Manchester in September.
The deadline for applications has now passed.