Rotherham student wins placement with top law firm Irwin Mitchell

By Michael Upton | 25/01/2018

Rotherham student wins placement with top law firm Irwin Mitchell

A STUDENT has won a placement with a top law firm after impressing judges with his passion and knowledge.

Thomas Rotherham College student Ewan Garside, from Sunnyside, won a week’s work experience as part of law firm Irwin Mitchell’s fourth annual law competition.

This year’s challenge asked second year BTEC and A2 law students at the college to perform a PowerPoint presentation on an area of law that interests them, with three prizes up for grabs.

The student's presentations were judged by Mark Allen, an associate director in the workplace illness team at Irwin Mitchell; Ellie Taylor, a fast-track paralegal at Irwin Mitchell and former student of Thomas Rotherham College; and Cerise Walters from the college.

Ewan claimed first place after giving a talk on the right to die, while Adam Frost impressed the judges to secure second place and the prize of £50 in vouchers and Bailey Wright came in third and won a legal textbook.

As well as judging the students’ presentations, Mark and Ellie spoke to students and offered advice and tips on different routes into law.

Mark said: “We’re honoured to be able to help out Thomas Rotherham College with its annual legal competition for the fourth year in a row. 

“The students certainly make each competition more difficult to judge than the last with increasingly impressive presentations on their favourite area of law.

“Irwin Mitchell is delighted to be able to offer the next generation of legal talent with the experience and help they need in the formative stages of their legal careers. 

“It’s great talking to the students and being able to help them on their first steps on working in the world of law.”

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