Portsmouth law student claims top honour for excellence

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A LAW student from the University of Portsmouth is celebrating after winning a prestigious law prize.

Third year student Philip Savage was presented with the coveted Neuberger Prize for his excellent academic record.

Philip said he was thrilled about the award.

He said he hoped it would help his chances of becoming a barrister.

‘It gives me hope that becoming a barrister is a real possibility for me,’ Philip said.

‘Once I complete my degree in May next year, the next stage in my progress towards becoming a barrister will be the bar professional training course, which I will most likely study in London for a year.’

The award was given by Lincoln’s Inn, the society to which barristers belong.

Philip won £1,000 and free student membership of Lincoln’s Inn, which usually costs £100.