When the largest family law firm in the UK Stowe Family Law decided they wanted to give something back to the legal sector and inspire the next generation of lawyers they formed a partnership with The University of Law to create awards for various ULaw campuses across the country, including one for our London Moorgate campus.
Stowe Family Law will shortly be opening an office in London Victoria, the firm’s second in the capital and 15th in the country. Sarah Jane Lenihan, a Senior Solicitor who will be based at the new office and a ULaw alumna said: “Most solicitors in the UK know that getting a career off the ground in the legal sector can be very challenging at times. Academic components aside, it helps to do probono work, spend time with experienced solicitors and of course land that essential training contract and see it through.
“There are several ways the firm tries to encourage and give something back to students, such as spending time with them face-to-face or in groups, publishing their work to help build online profiles and of course sponsoring awards like this one. (Obviously the firm offers training contracts too). The above projects led to conversations with the University of Law in Moorgate, which in turn, led to our sponsoring this award, recognising the highest achieving student on the private client module.”
Ms Lenihan added: “The firm is actively sponsoring several awards with the University of Law, which as a solicitor is important to me - giving back to the future generations as others did for me while I was studying. The excellent course at ULaw combined with the work experience I obtained, gave me the ideal start to my career in family law.”
This year’s winner of the Stowe Family Law Award for Moorgate is Rebecca Peet who studied the LPC at our Moorgate Campus. As the winner, she was offered work experience with Stowe Family Law, or a cash prize if a training contract had already been organised.
Ms Lenihan added: “Stowe Family Law offering work experience in this way means that we can give driven and high achieving students a taste of the day-to-day in a family law firm; something that we know, from our collective experience, many students cannot and do not get enough of before looking for a training contract.”
Congratulations to Rebecca Peet for winning this prestigious award and thank you to Stowe Family Law for collaborating with ULaw to help us inspire and assist the next generation of legal professionals to reach their full potential.
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