Matheson Announces the winner of the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary

Matheson has announced Patrick Schofield as the first winner of the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary.

Delivered as part of Matheson’s Impactful Business Programme and open to undergraduate and postgraduate law students, the Bursary was launched in January of this year to honour the memory of late Matheson partner, Tim Scanlon, who sadly passed away in 2020.

Patrick is a final year Economics, Politics & Law student from Dublin City University and his essay discussing the following topic was chosen as the winning submission: “Corporate donations to the arts and culture and the duty of directors to ‘act in good faith in what the director considers to be the interests of the company’. Is there a conflict?”

As the first winner of the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary, Patrick was awarded a bursary of €5,000; an internship placement in the Corporate department as part of Matheson’s Summer Internship Programme; and in recognition of Tim’s passion for the arts, a piece of art by Skerries based Irish artist, Leonard Sexton.

Commenting, Michael Jackson, Managing Partner, Matheson said:

On behalf of Matheson, I am delighted to congratulate Patrick on his achievement. This bursary, which was established through our Impactful Business Programme, honours our late partner and friend, Tim Scanlon.  Tim was an outstanding Corporate lawyer and a great mentor to younger lawyers. This bursary underlines our commitment as a firm to continue to foster and encourage critical thinking and excellent legal analysis in the next generation of lawyers. We look forward to welcoming Patrick when he joins us for his internship this summer.”

Nicola White, Learning and Development Director, Matheson commented:

We are delighted to announce the first recipient of the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary and I would like to commend Patrick on his excellent submission. At Matheson, we value the importance of recognising talented individuals and creating an environment where they have the opportunity to achieve their goals and ambitions. I have no doubt that Patrick has a bright future ahead of him and we are delighted to be assisting him in achieving his career goals.”

Winner of the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary, Patrick Schofield, said:

The bursary is a wonderful tribute to Tim Scanlon and his contribution to Matheson. I am extremely grateful as recipient of this award and I look forward to joining the firm this summer.

The Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary builds on Matheson’s existing graduate and intern programmes, including the Cara Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship, the Summer Internship Programme, and the recently launched Environmental, Social and Governance Virtual Experience Programme.

To find out more about Matheson’s graduate programmes, please visit the Student and Graduate Careers hub or contact Matheson’s Learning and Development Director, Nicola White.

Article Published: 28/04/2022