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Newcastle University Undergraduate Receives Sweeney Miller Law Scholarship

We warmly congratulate Isobel Hitchens, who was recently awarded the 2021/2022 Sweeney Miller Law Scholarship.

The award has been developed in collaboration with Newcastle University and recognises the highest academic performers in:

  • Land Law
  • Contract Law
  • Equity

Students can apply for the Scholarship after receiving their second-year exam results. As a successful candidate, Isobel receives £1000 to help towards the cost of her studies. In addition, she has been given the opportunity of voluntary work experience, paid at £100 per week, at Sweeney Miller Law’s Newcastle based office. During this time, as well as gaining a practical insight into the workings of a busy law firm, Isobel will have the opportunity to learn about the route to qualification and the opportunities in the legal field that may be available.

Also recognised at the awards event held at Newcastle University’s Law School were runners up Olivia Harris and Evie Donnelly, who each received chocolates and flowers. At the presentation, Sweeney Miller Partners Surbhi Vedhara and Jess Fenwick were joined by Head of Newcastle Law School, Dr Jonathan Galloway and Academic Lead Scholarships and Lecturer in Law, Dr Bronwen Jones.

Commenting on the Scholarship, Sweeney Miller Law’s Managing Partner Surbhi Vedhara said:
‘We have been extremely impressed by the calibre of the undergraduates and the exceptional talent coming through the University’s Law School. We are very grateful to each of the candidates who applied for the Scholarship and we congratulate Isobel on her achievement. The team and I look forward to welcoming her to our office when she starts her work experience with us.

Through projects such as the Newcastle University Scholarship programme, my colleagues and I are delighted to do whatever we can to encourage and invest in the futures of students interested in a career in the Law.’

To find out more about the Sweeney Miller Law Scholarship visit here.

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