UofG student in legal award final

Fourth year law student Simone Farrer has been named as a finalist for the prestigious national Future Legal Mind award run annually by National Accident Helpline. 

Simone FarrerSimone could be in line for a £5,000 prize and a work placement at law firm Simpson Millar, having wowed the award’s judges with an essay on the future of legal services for firms and consumers. 

Simone chose to study law because she enjoys helping people. She anticipates that a legal career will offer her a diverse range of opportunities, intellectually stimulating work and challenging experiences. 

Simone is one of 10 finalists for Future Legal Mind 2016, which will be presented at a ceremony at Lincoln’s Inn in central London on Wednesday 9 March. 

Whatever happens on the day, Simone will not go away empty handed. Alongside the overall prize of £5,000, there’s a prize of £2,000 for the next-placed candidate, while all eight remaining finalists will receive a cheque for £250.  

Simone said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted for the award. This is a real positive boost for me and I'm thrilled my writing is being included within such a high calibre of entries. This recognition serves as great encouragement for me to continue writing.”

Simon Trott, Managing Director of National Accident Helpline and chair of judges for Future Legal Mind, said: “In a rapidly changing legal landscape it’s vital that our future lawyers are able to strike the right balance between the commercial demands of the profession and the need to protect access to justice and high quality legal services. 

"We have been very struck by the strength of some of the entries for the award, which provided real food for thought for some seasoned industry veterans.”

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If you are interested in taking part in 2017 visit Future Legal Mind

First published: 7 March 2016

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