Hard-up College of Law (CoL) students have been given the chance to win a Legal Practice Course (LPC) bursary from Berrymans Lace Mawer, set up by the firm in memory of a former lawyer.
The Tracy Kaye/Berrymans Lace Mawer Memorial Bursary was launched in memory of Tracy Kaye who lived in York and was a dedicated member of the firm’s Leeds office, specialising in personal injury litigation, before her tragic death in 2006.
The annual £1,500 award, which is now in its second year, is open to all CoL students who have accepted an LPC place at school’s York campus.
Director of CoL in York Paul Aber said: “This bursary gives talented and committed students, who may otherwise find it difficult to continue their studies, the chance to take the first step towards a career in the legal profession.”
As an added bonus this year the successful candidate will also be offered one week’s work experience at the Leeds office of Berrymans before starting the LPC.
Applications for the prize should be in by 10 June and students have to demonstrate that their financial position would make it difficult to further their legal studies without the bursary.