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From an immigrant or refugee background? Consider applying for funding from the Inderpal Rahal Memorial Trust…

Are you intending to practise or teach law in the UK and come from an immigrant or refugee background? If so, consider applying to the Inderpal Rahal Memorial Trust. Following the tragic death of young barrister Inderpal Rahal, this was established in her memory by Garden Court Chambers in order to enable women experiencing financial hardship to further their legal education.

Each summer, the Trust makes one, or occasionally two, awards of £2,000 towards undertaking or pursuing Bar or solicitors’ exams, pupillage, solicitors’ training, or other legal placement or research in the UK or abroad. Please note that no awards will be made towards the taking of a first degree in law.

Racheal Alake was last year’s winner; she worked as a paralegal on the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and was to use the funds to pay part of her LPC fees. Read the story on the Association of Women Barristers website.

How to apply?

If you feel that you might be eligible for consideration for an award, please email irmt@gclaw.co.uk to obtain an application form.

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