Trinity Barrister Awarded Prestigious Pegasus Scholarship
The scholarship is open to barristers under 5 years call and is aimed at helping them experience how law is practised in jurisdictions around the world. In the words of Rt Hon The Lord Goff of Chieveley, First Chairman of the Pegasus Trust:
“The Pegasus scholarship scheme makes it possible for gifted young lawyers – the future leaders of their professions – to learn about the practical working of the common law system in countries other than their own, and to form enduring links with lawyers in those countries."
As a Pegasus Scholar, Matthew will spend 3 months later in the year based in the High Court and Supreme Court in Kampala, Uganda. He will work closely with the Chief Justice of Uganda and Technical Advisor to the Judiciary on a range of areas including legal research for judges to assist in determining appeals before the Supreme Court; researching and drafting of proposals for law reform; drafting and analysis of initiatives to improve the running of the justice system. Matthew will also be involved in shaping Uganda's fledgling public defender/legal aid system.
Further details regarding Pegasus Scholarships and Pegasus Trust can be found here.