New Amphlett Lissimore Family Law Prize awarded to exceptional Roehampton student

Amphlett Lissimore has offered the most outstanding student in the University's third year Family Law cohort with a unique prize that includes two days of work experience as well as an opportunity to meet with the firm's lawyers and learn about their approach to children and family law matters.

The prize will provide the winning student with a close insight into the workings of the law firm's children and family law department, allowing them to observe the firm's Partner and Head of Family Law Department – Estella Newbold Brown, as she handles a wide range of cases related to family law.

This year’s winner of the Family Law Prize is student Kaleb Nye. Kaleb is a gifted student who volunteers at the Roehampton Law School Clinic and is an active member of the Roehampton Law Society.

Kaleb said: "I am delighted and honoured to receive this award. To have my contributions and efforts recognised in such an emphatic way is heart-warming to say the least. I am elated to be pursuing this opportunity for growth and learning with Amphlett Lissimore.”

Partner Estella Newbold Brown said: “We are delighted to be partnering with the University of Roehampton’s Law School to offer this unique opportunity to their outstanding Family Law student. We believe that providing students with hands-on experience in a real-world legal setting is crucial to their success as future lawyers."

Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law and Head of the Law School, Dr Maris Kask-Polacko, welcomed the collaboration, stating that it will provide an exciting new opportunity for the University's law students to gain valuable experience and insight into the legal profession.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with such a reputable law firm in offering this exciting new prize to our Year 3 Family Law students," said Dr Kask-Polacko. "This is an excellent opportunity for our students to gain real-world experience and learn from some of the best lawyers in the field of children and family law."

"I'm also very proud of Kaleb on receiving this special prize based on his impressive commitment to his career and learning."

Amphlett Lissimore and the University of Roehampton’s Law School are looking forward to the new collaboration, which it is hoped will be the first of many initiatives aimed at supporting the education and career development of law students, as well as promoting excellence in the legal profession.