Berrymans awards legal aid bursary

A would-be lawyer has been given a financial buoy to aid her Legal Practice Course studies, thanks to a memorial bursary from Berrymans Lace Mawer.

The firm launched the Tracy Kaye/Berrymans Lace Mawer (BLM) Memorial Bursary in memory of Tracy Kaye, who died in 2006. She had been a lawyer in the firm’s Leeds office, specialising in personal injury litigation.

College of Law student Katherine Burwood was named the successful candidate after she demonstrated a need for financial support in her application for the annual £1,500 bursary.

The 22-year-old said: “What attracts me to Law is the challenge it presents and the chance to be involved with something that influences every aspect of our daily lives. Few other careers offer such versatility and the chance to work with such a varied clientele.”

Chris Coughlin, senior partner of BLM’s Leeds office, said that Kaye made a huge difference to many people at the firm and was especially good at giving encouragement to the more junior members of the team.

“Recognising talent is important to BLM and we are very happy that the Tracy Kaye memorial bursary has been awarded to a student with such ambition. We wish Katherine the best of luck as she embarks on her course at the College of Law in York and on her future career in the legal sector,” added Coughlin.