School of Law

Memory of solicitor lives on in University law prizes

8 May 2013 |

Awards established in the memory of a lawyer from Yorkshire will give four University of Leeds Law students the opportunity to join solicitors’ firms for work placements.

The Pamela Walsh Peaker Memorial Prizes are to honour the memory of the successful lawyer who was a partner of L Bingham and Co Solicitors in London’s Chancery Lane.

The scholarship programme provides the students with eight-week summer work placements where they can gain experience in private law – particularly in the area of claimants’ individual legal rights.

The scholarships are aimed at encouraging career aspirations in these areas of law and enhancing the students’ future employability. It is hoped they will have a “particular benefit” to students who would otherwise have difficulty obtaining such work experience opportunities.

The four selected for the awards in 2013 are second-year law students Louise Burgess from Bury, Lancashire; Bethan Gifford from Barnoldswick, North Yorkshire; Nichola Stephens from Peterborough and Rana Begum from Keighley.

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