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Dechert is celebrating 15 years of its Leonard Sainer Foundation, which provides interest-free loans to UK students.
In its 15 years, the foundation has handed out more than 1m to 150 students in England and Wales. The loans are available to students wanting to become barristers or solicitors.
Any academic institution offering a law degree or the CPE can nominate up to three students. The foundation members pick 10 to receive a 7,500 loan to help with fees for the LPC or BVC courses. NatWest Bank covers the loans and interest charges, and does not need guarantees from the candidates.
The foundation especially welcomes applications from candidates who want to work in immigration and family law or legal aid, but are in need of financial help.
Adam Dawson, a barrister specialising in personal injury work at 9 Gough Square, said: The Leonard Sainer Foundation really helped me get my foot on the ladder of the legal profession. I really appreciated the encouragement and support given to me by the foundations trustees just when I needed it to pursue my legal career. Having their backing was a real lift for me.
The foundation is named after the founding partner of Titmuss Sainer & Webb, which merged with Dechert in 2000, and is chaired by Mr Justice Gavin Lightman.