Applications Invited for International Study Funding

  • 19/08/2014

Qualified and trainee lawyers are being invited to apply for substantial funding to support them through their international study.

The HM Hubbard Trust is inviting applications from lawyers who wish to study the law of Canada, Spain or France in those countries. The Trust provides Scholarships of up to £27,000 for a year’s Masters level course.

The Trust was established by the will of the London based solicitor, Henry Malcolm Hubbard, who had substantial business interests in Canada, Spain and Latin America. It is believed that he worked in Barcelona and was instrumental in bringing electricity to that part of Spain.

Those who have been supported by the Trust include Rachel Roche. Commenting on the support the Trust provided she said:

“The HM Hubbard Law Scholarship has, without a doubt, been a turning point in my career. Not only did the financial assistance enable me to embark on a programme that would have been otherwise out of my reach, it has given me the confidence to pursue my career in a way that I had not previously thought possible.”

Since completing her studies Rachel has set up her own firm, Roche Legal, using many of the skills and contacts that she acquired whilst studying abroad.

Rachel Commented further:

“Studying abroad has changed my perception of many things, and helped me to grow both academically and personally. I would encourage anyone who thinks that they would benefit from this opportunity to apply. I learnt a huge amount of law on my chosen Masters’ programme of course, but also learnt a lot about myself. It has certainly opened my eyes to what is possible if you grab opportunities when they arise.”

Further information on the Trust and the application process can be found at the Trust web site: Application forms are also available from the site.

The application closing date is 30th November with short-listed applicants being asked to meet with the Trustees in mid-December.


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