Students secure bursaries and work experience at Ward Hadaway

Posted on the 10 March 2016

Students secure bursaries and work experience at Ward Hadaway

Promising students from Newcastle University have secured bursaries and work experience placements at leading law firm Ward Hadaway.

Kelly McFarlane and Alexander Kidd will each receive funding from the firm to help with their studies. Alongside fellow law students Celia Johnson-Morgan and Matthew Timm, they will also undertake work experience at Ward Hadaway's Newcastle office during the summer.

The four, who are all in their second year of studies on the LLB Law degree at Newcastle University, submitted a written application and were interviewed by Partners at Ward Hadaway before being selected for the scheme, which the firm operates with Newcastle University to support and encourage talented young law students.

Kelly McFarlane said: "I applied for the scheme because I like the fact that Ward Hadaway is a truly Northern law firm with a real commitment to the region and I'm really pleased to have been chosen for the bursary scheme."

Matthew Timm added: "Ward Hadaway had been involved in a number of previous things on the course so I already knew something about the firm and as soon as this opportunity came up, I went for it."

Celia Johnson-Morgan said: "I'm looking forward to the work experience here – it will be good to get a broad range of experience across the firm."

Alexander Kidd said: "I'm really pleased to have been awarded the bursary – it will help in terms of being able to cut down on the hours I work outside of university around exam time."

Jamie Martin, managing partner at Ward Hadaway, said: "As a firm, we believe strongly in investing in identifying and nurturing the next generation of lawyers and this scheme is an ideal way to do just that.

"By working with Newcastle University, we hope to encourage talented young legal students to continue their good work and to give them a taste of what could await them once they have finished their degrees.

"We hope that Kelly, Alexander, Celia and Matthew enjoy their time at Ward Hadaway and gain a valuable insight into how the law works in practice."

Dr Bronwen Jones, lecturer in the School of Law at Newcastle University, said: "This scheme is very motivating for the students to do well as they can see something practical at the end of it.

"It also gives them valuable practice in terms of applying for places and it encourages their competitive spirit and raises their game generally."