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Comyn Kelleher Tobin funds family law scholarship at UCC

27 May 2021

Leading Irish law firm Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) is set to support one postgraduate student on the LLM Children's Rights and Family Law at UCC. The company will sponsor The Comyn Kelleher Tobin (CKT) Scholarship for the academic year 2021-2022.


To apply for the scholarship, students must secure a minimum grade of 2.1 in an approved primary degree or equivalent, have applied for the LLM Children's Rights and Family Law, received an offer and accepted a place on the programme. 

Applications will be based on both academic results and a personal statement which will also address a question set by CKT. Shortlisted students will be interviewed by a judging panel which will include a representative from CKT and staff from the UCC School of Law.

For more details on how to apply for this exciting opportunity, visit: 

Speaking about the scholarship Denise Kirwan, Child and Family Law Partner, Comyn Kelleher Tobin said:

We are excited to work with the School of Law and the Child Law Clinic, UCC in supporting students to pursue this innovative programme specialising in child and family law in an Irish and international context. The course gives students a rare insight into various aspects of the law in action by engaging with social workers, legal professionals and other experts. This approach ties-in well with CKT’s focus on providing strategic legal advice in the area of child and family law.

The LLM Children's Rights and Family Law is the first course of its kind in Ireland and builds on the School of Law’s wide range of expertise and knowledge in the area of child and family law. Students gain a unique specialisation in legal issues relating to children and the family, including family property, children’s rights and juvenile justice. They are also offered the opportunity to work on real cases and lobby for reform through the Child Law Clinic, allowing them to gain practical experience and develop industry contacts.

With a team of more than 70 professionals, Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP (CKT) is ranked in the top 25 law firms in Ireland. CKT has offices in Cork and Dublin, and is internationally recognised as a full-service law firm handling work of a quality and scale that places it among the leading firms in the insurance market, employment and healthcare sectors. CKT’s dynamic team of lawyers have a strong reputation of providing strategic legal advice and superb service in litigation and dispute resolution, healthcare and medical law, insurance, commercial, employment, residential and commercial property, and child and family law. Find out more about CKT here.


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