Linklaters creates trust for murdered associate

Magic circle firm Linklaters has set up a charitable trust in memory of its litigation associate Tom ap Rhys Pryce, who was murdered last month.

In a statement, Linklaters said: “Tom’s family and fiancée have decided that an appropriate memorial would be a charitable trust. Tom himself was a beneficiary of educational funding, for which he was always grateful. It is planned that any contributions will be used to enable individuals who could not otherwise afford it to achieve their potential by gaining access to the appropriate educational facilities.”

Those wishing to make a donation can contact Caroline Batho via email (caroline. batho@linklaters.com) or by post (Linklaters, One Silk Street, London EC2Y 8HQ). Cheques should be made payable to ‘The Tom ap Rhys Pryce Memorial Trust’. For further details, please refer to the Linklaters website (www.linklaters.com).

Linklaters held a minute of silence for Pryce on 19 January. The Royal Bank of Scotland, the client with which Pryce was on secondment, also joined the silence.

Pryce , 31, was robbed and killed while walking the short distance from the Tube station to his home in Willesden, North West London, just before midnight on 12 January.