Edinburgh University law student, Felix Main, has been named as the third recipient of the Kirk Murdoch Scholarship.

Set up in memory of the late chair of Scotland and Northern Ireland for Pinsent Masons, the scholarship provides financial support, professional mentoring and a place in Pinsent Masons’ summer vacation programme, and could lead to a traineeship.

Mr Main is a third year student at Edinburgh and is a former pupil of Forres Academy and the Rudolf Steiner School in Moray.

Katharine Hardie, Chair of Pinsent Masons in Scotland and Northern Ireland, said: "Emilia [Gordon] and Demi [Scorfield, the two previous winners] are making steady progress as they make their way towards a career in law with the assistance of the Kirk Murdoch Scholarship, and Felix will no doubt warmly embrace this chance to follow their lead.

"As a colleague and a friend, I knew Kirk to be a lawyer and a business leader who strongly believed in encouraging and supporting those around him. He would be very pleased that a scholarship in his memory was playing an important role in making a career in the law more accessible to young people from different backgrounds."