Matheson has announced Patrick Schofield as the first winner of the Tim Scanlon Corporate Law Bursary.
Open to law undergraduates and postgraduates, the bursary was launched in January of this year to honour the memory of late Matheson partner, Tim Scanlon, who passed away in 2020.
Patrick Schofield is a final year Economics, Politics and 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 bursary, Patrick was awarded €5,000, a summer internship in the Matheson corporate department and, in recognition of Tim’s passion for the arts, a piece of art by Skerries-based Irish artist Leonard Sexton.
Managing partner Michael Jackson said that he was delighted to congratulate Patrick,and looked forward to welcoming him as an intern.
“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,” he said.
Patrick Schofield said that the bursary was a wonderful tribute to Tim Scanlon, and that he was extremely grateful to receive it.