UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL Laws student nominated for national legal award

18 April 2018

Hamad Naeem

A UCL Laws student has been named as a finalist in Future Legal Mind, National Accident Helpline’s award to find the brightest young legal talent in the country.

Hamad Naeem is studying LLB Law and is in with a chance to win a £5,000 prize, plus a coveted work experience placement at a top law firm.  

The 21-year old, originally from Karachi in Pakistan, works as a part-time A level and GCSE English tutor in between his studies, as well as writing scripts for films. 

Hamad has been shortlisted by a panel of industry experts alongside seven other students, and says he is overjoyed to be nominated for the top prize:

“Winning the competition would be nothing short of amazing. It would come as a culmination of the effort I put into researching and writing an article I hoped would be an engaging piece for the judges and all those who happen to read it.”

Future Legal Mind, now in its fourth year, is a national award run by leading personal injury experts National Accident Helpline. To be in with a chance of taking the top spot for the prize, undergraduate law students were tasked with writing an essay on the following topic: 

'The personal injury legal sector is frequently attacked by government, insurers and media as ambulance-chasing lawyers seeking to promote a compensation culture.  What can organisations in the personal injury legal sector do differently in order to dispel the misconceptions and bring integrity back to claiming compensation?'

National Accident Helpline’s Managing Director, Simon Trott, who chaired the panel of judges said:

“The Future Legal Mind award is designed to find the best up and coming legal talent in the country, and our shortlist this year certainly proves that. All entrants, including Hamad, have set the bar really high in terms of the standard of submissions that we received. 

With that in mind, all of the shortlisted students should feel immensely proud of this achievement, and I wish them the best moving forward in the competition.”

The winner will be announced on 23rd April.