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Bursaries available
to study law

  • Paid work experience is offered to those who have completed a law degree or conversion and who have been accepted onto the LPC or GDL.  Each year we offer two students the opportunity to complete two weeks of paid work experience over mutually convenient dates.  Places are awarded following an interview process.

    Contact Information

    Please e-mail Liz Van de Velde, HR Manager: or call on +44 (0) 1481 746167

  • We offer students support and guidance from legal and HR professionals along with a package worth over £4,500 per year of study. This bursary is awarded to local students studying a course leading to a Law qualification. Between six and eight weeks of paid work experience per academic year can be organised between the student and Carey Olsen. Exceptional personal and academic qualifications, enthusiasm and dedication to work. Bursary is only open to locally qualified students. Applications open in November for a June intake the following year.

    Please contact Natalee Brehaut or Hannah Wilson:

    +44 (0) 1481 741 532

  • Collas Crill operates a bursary scheme to provide financial assistance to Guernsey residents who are interested in a career as a lawyer.

    Applicants wishing to apply for a bursary are not limited to those taking a law degree. It is the intention to become a lawyer that is important rather than the degree course being followed. Collas Crill will consider applications for support of courses leading to degree level studies (non-law degrees included) and/or to post graduate studies with a law content such as PgDL, LPC, SQE or BPTC.

    You will be able to gain experience in the below departments:

    • Financial Services and Regulatory

    • Insolvency and Corporate Disputes

    • Private Client and Trusts

    • Real Estate


    As a guide, A Level applicants will be expected to achieve a minimum of 136 UCAS points while students who are undertaking degree level studies will be expected to achieve a 2.1 each year of their study as well as positive appraisal feedback in order to receive continued support throughout their degree and / or to post graduate studies with a law content such as the LPC or SQE.

    In addition to the academic side, we look for Bursary Students to display the same qualities as anyone we recruit – a willingness to work hard, be a good team player, display good communication skills and to have a 'can do' attitude..


    The bursary is worth £2,250 per annum and is paid in three installments, with the first payment being made at the beginning of the academic year, the second in January and the final payment in May. Book tokens are provided at the beginning of each academic year to support the purchase of academic materials. The firm also offers up to 4 weeks' paid work experience per year.

    Throughout the period of the payment of the bursary, the student will be allocated a mentor who will be available to the student to give general advice and assistance with regard to the options available to the student on course modules, post-graduate work, work experience placements, the work that the firm is doing etc. Where the student is offered holiday work, a reasonable cross-section of the various departments of the firm will be experienced over the period of the bursary award..

    Collas Crill is accredited by the Solicitors' Regulation Authority to provide Training Contracts for those wishing to qualify as Solicitors (of England and Wales) via the LPC route and many of our Bursary Students go on to secure Training Contracts with us. A number of our current Trainees and Paralegals are also working towards qualification via the SQE route.

    It is a condition of any award that the recipient is not in receipt of any financial award or assistance from any other business without the express approval of Collas Crill.


    Katherine Mercer, Resourcing Manager

    +44 1481 734237

  • The Guernsey International Legal Association are offering a £1,000 bursary and complimentary membership with career mentoring

    The bursary award is available to Guernsey residents studying the LLB, GDL, LPC or BPTC and who intend to return to Guernsey to practice law.

    Applicants are asked to write a personal statement (approx1000 words) covering the following areas:
    - How far along are you in your studies?
    - Why law?
    - What are your ambitions?
    - What do you think the role of GILA should be?

    Applications for the 2024 bursary will close on 31st July 2024. Please submit applications to:

  • Mourant offers a Bursary Scheme to students with an offer to study or currently undertaking a degree. Applications are welcomed from all students interested in pursuing a career in law (non-law students encouraged to apply). Our Bursary students receive a lump sum payment each term to support their university studies. Moreover, each Bursary student completes 4 weeks paid work experience during the summer months with support of an experienced in-house mentor to guide and shape their early career in the law industry.

    Contact information
    Should you have any queries regarding the Mourant Bursary Scheme please contact Nicole Petit at
    +44 (0) 1481 731 579

  • A bursary is available on a discretionary basis to students who are studying Law at degree level (LLB ) or who are taking Graduate Diploma in Law, LLM, LPC or BPTC.  Students should have local status and be interested in pursuing a career in general practice / property.

    Contact Information
    +44 (0) 1481 700 072

  • A bursary scheme is offered for local students and graduates.  In addition to receiving a lump sum bursary payment, students undertake a minimum of 4 weeks' paid work experience and have access to an experienced mentor to provide support and guidance.


    If you need any further info/ more detail please contact Nikki Travis

At present the following Guernsey law firms and legal institutions offer bursary schemes for students wishing to study law:

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