Lawyer 2B/BPP writing competition winners revealed

Congratulations to Eirwen-Jane Pierrot and Emma Krijnen-Kemp, who emerged victorious from the gruelling selection process in the annual Lawyer 2B/BPP Law School writing competition.

The duo will be taking up their free places on BPP’s Legal Practice Course (LPC) and Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) courses this ­September. They have also been awarded a mini-work placement with the corporate social responsibility team at Addleshaw Goddard.

GDL winner Pierrot, who is working at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said she was thrilled with the result. “It’s really overwhelming because if I hadn’t got this, I don’t know if I could have afforded the course. I want to go on to be a ­barrister in human rights, so I know lots more years of expense wait ahead of me,” she explained.

Krijnen-Kemp, who scooped a free place on the LPC at BPP’s Manchester arm, is doing her GDL and was previously a community researcher for 10 years. “I had to take a second job and save for two years to do my GDL and would have probably had to do the same for the LPC. Now I won’t have that worry,” she said.

The runners-up included Emma Hutton, Hamid Vaghefian, Greg Loyse, Kate Smith, Panyaporn Pruksakit and Thomas Yates.

To read the winning articles check out the summer 2010 issue of Lawyer 2B, which is out this week.