10 May Essex-born student announced as winner of National Accident Helpline’s legal award
A student from the University of Surrey has emerged as the overall winner of Future Legal Mind 2018 – National Accident Helpline’s award to find the brightest legal talent in the country.
Gbemisola Obolo, who currently studies Law with International Relations, has won a cash prize of £5,000 plus a coveted work experience placement at a top law firm.
The 19-year old, who is originally from Harlow in Essex, could barely contain her excitement when she got the call to say that she was the winner of the sought-after award:
“It feels amazing. On hearing the news, I was surprised as I never thought such a thing could happen to me. Now, I feel a sense of pride in my work and I am just grateful.
I want to say thank you very much to National Accident Helpline. Thank you for providing a channel where students like me can showcase themselves and be recognised and rewarded for it. Thank you for boosting my confidence and enabling me to be more than just a law student but the winner of the Future Legal Mind award.”
When Gbemisola isn’t studying for her degree, she works part-time in the St Elizabeth’s Centre care home, and participates in a range of choirs. She is also a published poet.