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Inderpal Rahal Memorial Trust

Following the tragic death of young barrister Inderpal Rahal a charitable trust has been established in her memory, to enable women experiencing financial hardship to further their legal education. The trust applies to women who are from an immigrant or refugee background and who intend to practise or teach law in the UK.

Each summer, the Trust makes one, or occasionally two, awards of £2,000 towards undertaking or pursuing Bar or solicitors’ exams, pupillage, solicitors’ training, or other legal placement or research in the UK or abroad. Please note that no awards will be made towards the taking of a first degree in law.

If you feel that you might be eligible for consideration for an award, please email  to obtain an application form.

Applications are now open for the 2019 award. The closing date is Friday 26 April 2019.

Annual timetable

  • Application forms circulated in March
  • Closing date late April
  • Shortlisting/interviewing in May/June