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Scholarship & Bursary Winners

Scholarship & Bursary Winners

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2016 Recipients

Marshall Diel & Myers Limited is pleased to announce that William Finnerty is their Legal Scholarship Award recipient for 2016 and will receive $15,000 to assist with the cost of pursuing his legal studies. Taylor Braithwaite will also receive a bursary from Marshall Diel and Myers Limited in the sum of $7,500.

Both students receive their respective awards for the 2nd consecutive year.

Adam Richards, a Director at Marshall Diel and Myers Limited said:“We were extremely pleased to be able to provide William and Taylor with financial awards in 2015 to assist them with their legal training. Over the past year, they have both achieved fantastic results in their legal studies. In addition, William and Taylor have both undertaken work placements with us this year and have impressed ussignificantly. They have bright futures ahead of them as lawyers and we are delighted to be assisting them in achieving their career goals. Although the standard of applications for scholarships was very highthis year, the committee determined that both students fully justified being awarded financial assistance again this year and decided to continue our support for these exceptional young men.

William Finnerty graduated from Saltus Grammar School’s Graduate Year Program as Head Boy in 2014 with an overall GPA of 3.82.He has successfully completed the first year of his LLB Law Degree at Exeter University and plans to continue his studies before returning to Bermuda to pursue a career in law.

William stated:“I am beyond thankful to Marshall Diel & Myers for selecting me as the successful candidate for this award and for continuously supporting the law students of Bermuda in their professional development. I look forward to once again representing the distinction of this award to the greatest extent. I am excited to continue to build resilient ties with Marshall Diel and Myers”.

Having already graduated from the University of West of England with a degree in Business and Law, Taylor Braithwaite completed his Graduate Diploma in Law at the same University during the past year, finishing top of his class. Taylor will return to Bristol to attend the University of Law to undertake his Legal Practice Course and hopes thereafter to return to practice law in Bermuda.

Student Opportunities

Marshall Diel & Myers Limited strongly believes in supporting young Bermudians who aspire to a career in the legal profession. The Firm is committed to making an investment today to assist in developing tomorrow’s leaders of Bermuda’s legal community. For more information on opportunities for students including summer positions, pupillages and the annual scholarship, please visit the website at http://www.law.bm/law-students-2/ or email Martine Purssell at Martine.Purssell@law.bm.

About the Firm

Marshall Diel & Myers Limited has brought together a team of talented and dynamic lawyers offering comprehensive advice in three main practice group areas: Litigation & Advice, Matrimonial & Family and Real Estate & Estate Planning. Our team has both local and international knowledge and experience and is committed to satisfying the needs and objectives of our clients by providing practical, innovative and effective legal solutions. Our goal is to become trusted legal advisors to our clients: Visit www.law.bm to learn more.

2015 Recipients

2015 Legal Scholarship award recipient – William Finnerty

Marshall Diel & Myers Limited is pleased to announce the selection of William Finnerty as its 2015 Legal Scholarship Award recipient. William will receive $15,000 from the Law Firm to assist with the cost of pursuing his legal studies.

William Finnerty graduated from Saltus Grammar School’s Graduate Year Program as Head Boy in 2014 with an overall GPA of 3.82. Having successfully completed the International Foundation Programme Diploma in Law at the University of Warwick, William will now continue his legal studies undertaking an LLB Law Degree at Exeter University.

Each year the scholarship committee look for candidates that are personable, intelligent and confident, and who we at Marshall Diel and Myers believe have the right qualities to be successful members of the Bermuda Bar. William demonstrated in his application materials and interview that he possesses all of those qualities and we are proud to be able to help him with meeting the costs of his studies.” Adam Richards, Director and member of the Student Committee.

William plans on pursuing a career in law and returning to Bermuda to practice after completing his legal studies. In explaining what the award meant to him, William confirmed that he was “extremely grateful” to have been chosen as the Marshall Diel & Myers Scholar:“I look forward to representing both the scholarship and the firm to the best of my abilities. The faith that the Directors have for their scholarship recipients is overwhelming and will push me to achieve the best that I can in my legal studies.”

2015 Legal Bursary award recipient – Taylor Braithwaite

Taylor Braithwaite’s application materials immediately impressed the Student Committee, but it was his dedication and perseverance to becoming an attorney which was abundantly evident in his interview and which led the Scholarship Committee to decide to expand its mandate for 2015 and offer Taylor a bursary of $5,000 to assist him in his endeavours.

“I am honoured to be the recipient of this year’s Marshall Diel and Myers Bursary award. This award puts me one step closer to my ultimate career goal of becoming a qualified attorney.”

Taylor recently graduated from the University of West of England with a degree in Business and Law. He will now pursue his Graduate Diploma in Law at the same University. Taylor has played football for Bermuda at youth level. During his summer breaks from his studies, Taylor is employed at the Fairmont Southampton Princess where he works full-time to defray the costs of his studies. Taylor plans to complete his legal studies before returning to practice law in Bermuda.

By providing financial assistance, mentorship and professional guidance, Marshall Diel & Myers Limited is pleased to be able to help these young Bermudian men achieve their goals. We are expecting great things from William and Taylor.”Katie Tornari, Director and member of the Student Committee.

Student Opportunities

Marshall Diel & Myers Limited strongly believes in supporting young Bermudians who aspire to a career in the legal profession. The Firm is committed to making an investment today to assist in developing tomorrow’s leaders of Bermuda’s legal community. For more information on opportunities for students including summer positions, pupillages and the annual scholarship, please visit the website at http://www.law.bm/law-students-2/ or email Martine Purssell at Martine.Purssell@law.bm.

About the Firm

Marshall Diel & Myers Limited has brought together a team of dynamic lawyers with local and international knowledge and experience. Their collective knowledge and experience allows them to offer comprehensive knowledge and experience in their three practice group areas:  Litigation & Advice, Matrimonial & Family and Real Estate & Estate Planning.  Visit www.law.bm to learn more.

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2014 Recipients

Marshall Diel & Myers Limited is proud to announce the selection of its 2014 Legal Scholarship Award recipients: Ciara Burrows, Alexis Haynes and Jennifer Looby. Each recipient will receive a $5,000 award to assist with the costs of pursuing their legal studies. Having received so many high quality applications, it was extremely difficult to choose only one recipient so the Committee decided that they would split the award amongst these intelligent and talented young women.

Ciara Burrows recently graduated from Saltus Grammar School’s Graduate Year Program as Head Girl and Valedictorian. In addition to her exceptional academic achievements, she was actively involved in all aspects of school life and pursued many extra-curricular activities outside of school. Ciara was heavily involved in her school’s debate and public speaking programs. She has represented Bermuda at the International Independent Schools Public Speaking Competition and the Heart of Europe Debate Tournament. Ciara plans on pursuing a career in law after studying legal studies and economics at the University of Waterloo in Canada. In explaining what the award meant to her, Ciara commented that, “Being awarded this financial aid puts me another step closer to achieving my legal aspirations. As a Marshall Diel & Myers Limited Scholar, I look forward to becoming a valuable asset to the Bermudian economy in the future and benefiting from the Firm’s experience and strong core values.”

Alexis Haynes obtained her Bachelors of Commerce at McGill University with a triple concentration in Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management. After working in the reinsurance industry for two years, she decided to pursue her law degree at Queen Mary, University of London. During her time at Queen Mary, Alexis was a member of the African and Caribbean Society, the Law Student Society and the Pro Bono Society. She served as an editor for their legal newspaper and law journal. She has always dedicated most of her spare time to her local church Restoration Fellowship. Alexis is now pursuing her Legal Practice Certificate and Masters of Law at the University of Law in London. This pursuit typifies her drive and determination, which have resulted in high academic achievement and a commitment to being involved in the community around her. Alexis intends to return to Bermuda to start her pupillage and her legal career. “I look forward to providing Marshall Diel & Myers Limited with a strong return on their investment. In knowing that success is not a gift bestowed on select persons but a direct result of the individual’s efforts, I will always continue to work hard and succeed.”

In receiving the award, Jennifer Looby stated that “I am humbled to have been chosen as one of the scholarship recipients. With only two years of my legal studies left, this award alleviates the financial burden of tuition and fees and allows me to focus fully on the academic school year ahead of me. I look forward to representing such a prestigious firm, who are dedicated to the ongoing development of Bermuda’s legal students.” Having been inspired by the civil rights movement, Jennifer wanted to contribute to justice in the community by becoming a lawyer.  While pursuing her legal education on a distance learning basis, she has been working as the Law Researcher for the Supreme Court of Bermuda.  Further, in addition to balancing a full-time and part-time job and being enrolled as a full time student, Jennifer is actively involved in the community including mentoring other young adults. She has demonstrated considerable intelligence, drive and civic mindedness. Jennifer is committed to returning to Bermuda to work while also providing pro bono assistance to the community.

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2013 Recipients

Samantha Saunders was recipient of the inaugural Marshall Diel & Myers Legal Scholarship Award. She is a recent graduate of the University of London and will complete her legal studies at BBP University College where she will be pursuing both her Masters of Law and Legal Practice Certificate. Samantha plans to return to Bermuda to begin her pupillage in 2014.

Stephen Edward was so inspiring and impressive during his interview that the Committee decided to expand its mandate for 2013 and offer Stephen a bursary of $3,000.  He is a recent graduate of Berkeley Institute and will be attending the Law Foundation Programme at Bellerbys College.

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