Laurian Bancroft wins Cameron and Shepherd Prize
Stabroek News
November 24, 2003

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Attorney-at-law Laurian Bancroft has won the second Cameron and Shepherd Prize for her exemplary performance in Civil Practice and Procedure 1 and 11 at the Hugh Wooding Law School.

A release from the Cameron and Shepherd law firm said copies of Bullen and Leake and Jacob's Precedents of Pleadings (first published in 1860) and Phipson on Evidence (first published in 1892) were presented to the young attorney by Senior Partner, Joseph Arthur King, SC.

The Cameron and Shepherd Prize is offered to the best performing Guyanese student in Civil Practice and Procedure in order to promote academic excellence in this subject.

The release noted that it is often neglected as an academic area by students who only realise the enormous importance of a good grasp of the subject when they begin to practise.

Without a thorough knowledge of civil practice and procedure, the release added, even lawyers who are fully prepared on the substantive law can have their matters delayed or struck out because of omissions in their pleadings or the application of incorrect procedure.