2021 Stowe Family Law Prize Winner announced

Many congratulations to Rebecca J Cork and Megan Largier, joint winners of the 2021 Stowe Family Law Prize. Rebecca and Megan achieved the highest first class marks in the Family Law final examination, demonstrating a high standard of work and commitment to their studies.

In recognition of Rebecca and Megan’s outstanding performances, they have been awarded a monetary prize. The prize would normally offer work experience at Stowe Family Law’s Reading office, however, due to the unprecedented circumstances from COVID-19 this year, they have been awarded with a cash alternative.

Prize-winner Rebecca Cork said “I really enjoyed the Family Law module because of the great teaching which made achieving high marks a lot easier”.

Professor Thérèse Callus, module convenor for Family Law said “We are delighted that Rebecca and Megan are able to benefit from the generous prize offered by SFL, Reading, and we appreciate SFL recognising our students’ achievement. The performance of both students over a very challenging year, culminating in excellentexamination results is testament to their hard work and it was a pleasure to have them in my class this year. Both students are very worthy winners and the School of Law is very proud of them. We are very grateful to SFL, Reading,for their on-going support.”

The Family Law Module provides students with a working knowledge of how private law relates to the family and to the breakdown of families. The content of the final year module includes critical engagement with family law policy trends and debates, coupled with the study of the relevant law on the creation and dissolution of formal (and informal) partnerships, domestic violence, financial provision and arrangements for children following family breakdown.

Stowe Family Law are specialists in assisting married and non-married cohabitants with their finances, property ownership and child arrangements during divorce and separation. For the last few decades, the firm has had its finger on the pulse of political & policy issues surrounding family law, including why the law seeks to regulate certain familial relationships and how it is done.

Stowe Family Law and the School of Law at the University of Reading are pleased to offer theFamily Law prize again in the coming academic year and look forward to building further collaborative links for the benefits of the students. It is hoped that the work experience component of the award willonce again be possible, as it gives students a fantastic opportunity to see how family law in practice operates.