Kevin Preece, 34, won the Lord Denning Scholarship for his hard work and determination throughout his studies. This award will help fund the Bar Vocational Course (BVC) next year. Kevin, from Stourport on Severn, hopes to qualify as a Criminal Law Barrister.
Kevin is a final year LLB (Hons) student at the University’s School of Legal Studies. He previously worked in IT for 13 years, but decided to return to studying as he had always been interested in pursuing a career in law. Kevin attended an interview at Lincolns Inn for the award, in front of a panel of two barristers and a QC.
He said: “I feel very proud and privileged to have been awarded this scholarship. It offers more than just financial benefits but also offers exclusive membership to the Lord Denning Society.
“The achievement is not only a reward for me, but it is also one for the School of Legal Studies who have supported and guided me throughout my degree. I now look forward to completing the BVC and fulfilling my aim of qualifying as a Criminal Law Barrister.”
Associate Dean, Stuart Williams, said: “Kevin has been an excellent student and we are all very proud of this achievement. He made a brave decision to leave a very successful career in IT, and I am sure he will be highly successful at the Bar.”
Picture: from left - Associate Dean, Stuart Williams, Kevin Preece and Associate Dean, Martin Cartwright
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