Pupillage and Scholarship Success for recent KLS graduates

Aspiring barristers from Kent Law School have proved their intellectual ability, advocacy potential and motivation to succeed after gaining scholarships from three of the four Inns of Court societies, the historic societies that educate and train barristers in England and Wales. As well as three KLS graduates securing pupillages after passing their Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC).

At Middle Temple, scholarships are awarded on merit after considering the candidate’s intellectual ability, motivation to succeed at the Bar, advocacy potential and personal qualities. The amount of the award depends on the scholar’s financial circumstances.

Inns of Court Awards have been awarded to:

  • Monique McIntosh: Monique has been awarded the Major Scholarship from Middle Temple; the Queen Mother’s Scholarship given only to outstanding candidates to attend the Bar training course which Monique starts this September. Read Monique’s story here.
  • Raphael Hardy: has also proudly secured a Major award, a Benefactor’s Scholarship from Middle Temple, the Sir Robert Micklethwait Memorial Scholarship. Read Raphael’s story here.
  • Stella English: awarded the Major Scholarship, Lord Denning Award by Lincoln’s Inn. Read Stella’s story here.
  • Dylan Thakker: not one but two Inner Temple Scholarship awards have been made to Dylan, he received the Michael Hodge Scholarship worth £300 and an Exhibition scholarship of £19,700. Read Dylan’s story here.

And congratulations are due to the three KLS graduates securing pupillages after completing their Bar training courses.

  • Cara Hall: Cara begins her pupillage specialising in Housing law from this October with internationally renowned barristers Doughty Street Chambers. Read Cara’s full story here.
  • Daniel Nichols: top rated chambers, Fenners Chambers have offered Daniel a pupillage beginning next September. Read Daniel’s story here.
  • Jeremy Kingsford: International student Jeremy, after being the first Canadian to graduate from the Inns of Court College of Advocacy with a postgraduate degree in Bar Practice, will return to Canterbury starting a pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Read Jeremy’s story here.

Kent Law School’s Director of Lawyering Skills, Darren Weir said: ‘It’s difficult to obtain scholarships from the Inns of Court so having increasing numbers of students year on year getting them is an amazing achievement.  More and more of our students are deciding to try for a career at the Bar with many securing places at the Inns of Court College of Advocacy.  All the students have worked hard to stand out from the crowd, and I am so pleased to see that all the students who obtained funding have either undertaken mooting, mock trial advocacy or both.  It is also great to hear about our alumni moving on to the next steps of their journey at the Bar.

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