The School of Law is delighted to announce that Ben Norman has been awarded the Stowe Family Law Prize for the best performance in the final LLB Family Law module. Stowe Family Law, Reading (SFL) generously sponsor this prize which will offer Ben the opportunity of work experience in the SFL offices in Reading.
Ben’s performance was an outstanding first class display of intellectual rigour, critical engagement and independent thought. Professor Thérèse Callus, module convenor for Family Law said ‘I am so proud of Ben’s achievements in his final year and his performance in family law was one of the best I have ever seen. Ben was a pleasure to teach and participated actively and thoughtfully throughout the year. The SFL prize duly recognises his obvious commitment and hard work in his studies. We are immensely grateful to SFL for supporting our students and sponsoring this prize. Ben is a very worthy recipient.’
Ben said: ‘Family Law is a wonderfully run module and the teaching team make every topic extremely interesting. The module provides a fantastic insight into both the socio-political issues of what is a Family as well as the legal protections available.’
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.