UCL Faculty of Laws


UCL proud to announce the Theo Savvides Law Scholarship in conjunction with Bristows LLP

28 February 2018


UCL is proud to announce the Theo Savvides Law Scholarship in memory of Bristows Joint Managing Partner, Theo Savvides, in conjunction with Bristows LLP. 

The scholarship will be given to one UCL Laws LLB student at the beginning of September 2018. It will cover full tuition fees plus living costs for three years. In addition to this, the recipient will be offered the opportunity to participate in Bristows LLP’s work experience programmes.

The scholarship criteria reflect Theo’s commitment to social mobility and support for the next generation of bright legal minds.

Paying tribute, Bristows LLP said:

Theo’s talent for his work was matched only by his devotion to it.  True to his character, Theo never took for granted the opportunities that had allowed him to pursue a career that he loved, and we know that he would have been excited and enthusiastic about the prospect of supporting a deserving candidate to reach their full potential in the legal profession, whatever their background. 

Throughout his distinguished career, Theo mentored and inspired many young lawyers, and we can think of no better way to honour our friend and partner than to support this scholarship in his name.’

Olga Thomas, Vice Dean (Education) and Faculty Tutor of UCL Laws, said:

We were delighted to be approached by Bristows with a view to setting up this scholarship. What became immediately apparent from my initial meeting with them was not just their wish to set up  a scheme that would be a fitting tribute to their friend and colleague, but also that they genuinely shared UCL's commitment and passion for social mobility and widening participation in legal education.

The scholarship scheme that has been set up will provide a life-changing opportunity for one of our new entrants and enable them to develop a meaningful relationship with a highly ranked London law firm.’

Those who knew Theo and wish to contribute to the scholarship fund can do so online 

Further details about how to apply for the scholarship will be announced in due course.