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The scholarship is linked to a recently launched executive training program on international asset tracking and recovery, which is offered in collaboration with Mishcon and Blackstone Chambers.
Mishcon de Reya is one of London’s leading commercial law firms specializing in the search and recovery of international assets. The scholarship and program builds on Mishcon de Reya’s existing partnership with Queen Mary to provide access to legal initiatives and fight discrimination, including the Black Justice Project, which provides free legal advice to members of the black community. , the LGBTQI + Pink Law initiative and SPITE, a “venge porn” advisory service.
CCLS Director Professor Ian Walden said: “We are delighted to be so generously supported by Mishcon de Reya. There is a wonderful connection because our founder, Sir Roy Goode, was once a partner in the firm of Victor Mishcon. We are also very excited about the University’s first-ever International Asset Search and Recovery Course and are grateful for this new partnership. “
Gary Miller, Reya’s Mishcon partner, who runs the new course with Anthony Peto QC of Blackstone Chambers, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to expand our partnership with Queen Mary, building on a long-standing relationship and our joint access to justice initiatives. We are proud to support this new course, which will help legal professionals hone their skills and develop best-practice approaches to asset search and recovery.
The International Asset Tracing and Recovery Executive Education course is a five-day program held in November 2021 that helps participants build on existing expertise in this area by focusing on the legal and practical aspects that are of importance. crucial for the practitioner. It is issued by two of the foremost professionals in the legal world, Tony Peto QC, Co-Director of Blackstone Chambers and Gary Miller, Partner at Mishcon de Reya and President of the International Fraud Group. Other speakers include Philippa Rees, a professional support lawyer from Mishcon de Reya and Leona Powell from Blackstone, a leading junior specializing in civil fraud and asset recovery.
Mishcon de Reya has also started offering internships to students as part of Queen Mary’s innovative Undergraduate Law in Practice program. This four-year degree option gives students the opportunity to study for two years at Queen Mary, spending the third year applying their legal knowledge in a paid internship, before returning to Queen Mary for a final year of study. .
Dr Nigel Spencer, Professor of Educational Innovation and Professional Practice in the Queen Mary Law Department, said: “We are delighted that our students now have the opportunity to spend a year at Mishcon de Reya as part of the Law in Practice program. The program underpins our employability philosophy of reducing the distance between the classroom and the workplace, enabling students to acquire practical skills with an extended period of ‘learning by doing’. Working at such an innovative firm as Mishcon de Reya also gives them great insight into the future of legal service delivery.