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ILFM 2018 Scholarships for Members

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Barry Hilton was one of the founders of the Institute and one of his passions was the education and advancement of legal accounting staff.

Barry was responsible for writing many of the Institute’s original courses and seminars along with being a dedicated tutor. He became Honorary President in 2003 but sadly died after a short illness in 2006.

The Barry Hilton Scholarship is a permanent dedication reminding us all of his work and beliefs in the advancement of legal cashiers and accounting. Not just an award that would mark a success, such as the Wilfred Owen Award for the highest pass marks in our examinations, but a way of helping legal accounts staff, at all levels, raise standards and advance themselves.

We do two year cycles of scholarships, the next planned awards are due in 2018. Again, we plan not to award just one large grant but to fund several smaller requests. So, if you have a desire to take a training course (be it for a day, a year, or more), and your budget won’t stretch or your employer is not in a position to fund the training, then we want to hear from YOU.

How to apply?

You can either nominate yourself or be nominated by a colleague. Completed forms must be emailed to by the closing date, in October 2018. Please note, all reasonable requests will be considered by the Executive Council and although we would obviously recommend our own courses we will judge each application on its own merits and your reason for applying.

Watch this space for more details to come....


The only provisions for application for the award are that:

  • You must be a member of the ILFM.
  • The course must be for personal development and advancement in legal and accounting fields.
  • You must be willing for your progress to be tracked in the Legal Abacus magazine.

Good luck!