Guyanese named Best Student at Hugh Wooding Law School
by Shirley Thomas
November 20, 2003
A female Attorney-at-Law employed in the Cameron and Shepherd Law Firm has been named the Best Graduating Guyanese student in Civil Practice and Procedure 1 and 11 at the Hugh Wooding Law School, Trinidad and Tobago.
In recognition thereof, the outstanding student, Attorney-at-Law Laurian Bancroft was honoured with the second Cameron and Shepherd Prize in this category.
At a simple ceremony at Cameron and Shepherd's Chambers yesterday, Miss Bancroft was presented with copies of Bullen and Leake and Jacob's Precedents of Pleadings (first published in 1860) and Phipson on evidence (first published in 1892)
Senior Counsel and Senior Partner, Mr. Joseph Arthur King, stated that the books have assisted and guided all the lawyers who have been members of Cameron and Shepherd in their daily work since 1901 when the partnership was established.
Said Mr. King: "We hope that rewarding Ms. Bancroft's exemplary performance in Civil practice and procedure at the Hugh Wooding Law School with these books, will strengthen her interest in, and knowledge of civil procedure throughout her years of practice at the Bar.
The Cameron and Shepherd Prize is offered to the best performing Guyanese student in Civil Practice, in order to promote academic excellence in this subject.
King noted that, following correct procedure is absolutely essential to the practice of Civil Law, "from the very first day". Hence he urged that Civil Practice and Procedure, as an academic area, should be taken very seriously by students.