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Centre for Commercial Law Studies

Recent supporters

The Centre for Commercial Law Studies is grateful for the generosity of the following donors. See the magnificent range of support given from a wide range of law firms, companies alumni and Friends.

Recent supporters

Our supporters help create the best possible opportunities for CCLS students, supporting the education of the next generation of senior lawyers, barristers, judges, legislators, policy makers, patent and trade mark attorneys and business people.

Through our vision, together, with our supporters' help, our faculty, students and alumni are shaping the future of commercial law and helping us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Amir Ghaffari

Amir Ghaffari pledged £100,000 for a new scholarship ‘Ghaffari Scholarship in International Arbitration’. This will cover the tuition fee of one outstanding individual each year to study Queen Mary’s LLM run by CCLS for a minimum of four years starting from academic year 2021-22.


JeantetJeantet is supporting two new annual prizes for students attaining the highest overall marks for the Queen Mary LLM in Paris (January intake) and the Sorbonne – Queen Mary Double LLM. The prizes will be awarded in January each year at the Opening Lecture. This event, also sponsored by Jeantet, welcomes new and continuing students, as well as alumni and friends of CCLS in Paris to celebrate the students’ success at the same time as welcoming a new intake. 

The John Browne Charitable Trust

The John Browne Charitable Trust has funded the Lord Browne Energy Law Institute Essay Prize since 2019. The aim of the prize is to celebrate CCLS’s academic excellence and innovative thinking.

The winner from 2020 - Tara Theiss, (Energy and Natural Resources Law LLM, 2020) said “I was honoured and delighted to have been awarded this prize. It is exciting that topics around directors’ and companies’ duties with regard to climate change are increasingly being considered, and I am now further motivated to keep pursuing my interest on this topic. I am also grateful for the support and knowledge that was imparted to me by my supervisor, James Dallas, and my other teachers throughout the LLM programme."

Find out more about the The John Browne Charitable Trust.

Venize Comunicación

Venize Comunicación logoVenize Comunicación is providing marketing and communications support to the CCLS Spain Chapter for a year in the first instance to develop and strengthen the alumni activity in Spain.

Find out more about Venize Comunicación's suport.

William Burrell

William Burrell (Intellectual Property Law PGCert, 2012) donated £500/ a year for five years for a new prize for the highest mark in the Design and Copyright Law module within the Postgraduate Certificate IP course.

qLegal partners

Volunteers from these leading firms supervise qLegal students, providing expertise and experience which helps the students develop to become fully-rounded practitioners while ensuring a quality service for qLegal clients. We are most grateful for the firms for their ongoing support of our pro bono services.

Find out more about the qLegal partners.

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