Title insurance provider Westcor International has given its support to less-advantaged Scottish law students by becoming a Lawscot Foundation sponsor.

Westcor International has made a donation to the Foundation which will cover the bursary grant for one Scottish LLB student for a year.

The Lawscot Foundation was founded in 2016 to support academically talented Scottish LLB students who would otherwise be unable to afford to pursue their studies – in addition to a bursary, foundation students are provided mentoring, networking and work experience opportunities.

Having opened an office in Glasgow last year, Westcor International has demonstrated its commitment to the Scottish market and legal sector, underlined by its Lawscot Foundation sponsorship.

Lawscot Foundation spokesman Darren Kerr said: “Thank you to Westcor International for this generous sponsorship, which means we’ll be able to provide vital financial support to a Lawscot Foundation student for a year of their legal studies.

“Last month we held an event in central Edinburgh to celebrate the achievements of the first cohort of Lawscot Foundation graduates. Hearing directly from students really underlined the contribution of the foundation, not only to those awarded bursaries but the entire Scottish legal sector.

“Supporting talented students from less-advantaged backgrounds ensures the legal sector is able to benefit from their skills and intelligence. It also makes the sector more diverse and inclusive.

“Title insurance is an important product for solicitors involved in conveyancing and property transactions, and Westcor International is a great example of the kinds of rewarding careers that law students can pursue beyond qualifying as a solicitor.”

Kirsty Noble, Westcor International’s Director for Scotland & Northern Ireland, says: “Westcor is delighted to be partnering with the Lawscot Foundation and supporting the invaluable work they do in providing access to legal education for less-advantaged students.

"As well as the legal profession, a qualification in law opens the door to many different career opportunities including the insurance industry. Westcor is delighted to make this donation to the Foundation to further their efforts in ensuring that these opportunities are open to students from all social and economic backgrounds."