Stowe Family Law in Reading has joined up with The School of Law at the University of Reading to collaborate with their law students providing practical insight about working in family law.
Stowe will also be taking over the sponsorship of the Family Law Prize for the best performance in the final exam from 2019 with the winner receiving a week’s work experience with the firm.
Dr Thérèse Callus, module convenor for Family Law said
“We are extremely pleased to embark upon an exciting collaboration with Stowe Family Law, Reading. We strongly believe that cooperation between academia and practice brings great benefits to our students. As well as the advantage of the prize, we are also looking forward to working with the team at Stowe to provide insight for our students of life in private practice.”
The firm’s Managing Partner Naheed Taj said:
“It’s very exciting to be collaborating with the University of Reading. The subject of Women in Law is very fitting for a firm like Stowe to be getting involved in as it has more female lawyers than male with 45 of the firm’s 64 fee earners being female – 70% at Partner level.
We are particularly keen on engaging with students as one of the most important things that new professionals can miss, is trying their hand at different areas of practice before starting a traineeship. Family Law is a very different beast to Criminal or Commercial Law for example. The skills and personal attributes required to succeed in each, greatly differ. We are trying to encourage students all over the country to try as many areas of law as possible before committing to one.”