Law firm Addleshaw Goddard has selected King's College London student Brooke Ellis as the recipient of its annual Sonia McMahon Memorial award.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing of Sonia McMahon, a colleague known for her passion and enthusiasm in mentoring countless trainees and juniors. In her memory the award was set up to provide support to a legal student that meets certain social mobility criteria in their pursuit of a career in the sector.
Brooke will receive a financial contribution towards the cost of her law degree at King's College London, a mentor and week of work experience from the firm.
Brooke comments: "Financial and practical constraints make one’s vision for a Law degree hazy. Upon returning from the Legal Cheek Legal Fair I became acquainted with the values and work of Addleshaw Goddard, which refined my vision for the type of firm I would like to work with. The mentoring scheme will be invaluable in refining my prospects and strengthening my confidence to take the next steps towards my dream of a career in commercial law, and erase the financial burden of doing so. As a first-generation attending university and having studied in an area with low university progression, I have little doubt that my appreciation for this award will be demonstrated in my level of commitment to my dream."