Student awarded bursary to fund LPC

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

Carla Walker

Carla Walker

The firm launched the Tracy Kaye/Berrymans Lace Mawer 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 (CoL) student Carla Walker was named the successful candidate after she demonstrated a need for financial support in her application for the annual £1,500 bursary.

The 21-year-old said: “I’ve always wanted to study the law because it changes and adapts to society. It affects so much of our daily lives and is a vital area of work as misunderstanding and ignorance of the law can cause unnecessary hardship.”

Chris Coughlin, senior partner of Berrymans’ 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.

“Tracy was such a caring and helping individual, who was much loved, and this bursary is a way of helping those students who are finding it difficult financially to carve out a successful career like Tracy had,” said Coughlin.