Dodds Solicitors takes its name from one of its founding Partners, Brian Dodds.

Brian qualified as a Solicitor in 1974 after studying law at The University of Leicester. He is remembered amongst those who came into contact with him professionally as a fearless and persuasive advocate successfully fighting what others would see as lost causes. He specialised in representing children and young persons in criminal and care proceedings.

Brian died on the 7th December 2005 after a brave and protracted fight against motor neurone disease.

After his passing the Partners wanted to set up a memorial prize to honour Brian and recognise the contribution made by our late Senior Partner in the practice of criminal law to the best performing student in the crime exam at The University of Leicester where Brian himself studied. The Brian Dodds Memorial prize has now been sponsored by Dodds Solicitors since 2007.

Congratulations to 2020’s winner and here’s what they had to say about their experience…

“I am honoured to have been selected for The Brian Dodds Memorial Prize 2020, awarded for the best performance in Criminal Law. Studying Criminal Law at the University of Leicester has truly been a wonderful experience. Professor Sally Kyd, our Law Head of School, teaches Criminal Law with such fervour and engagement. Students like myself are encouraged to think beyond the textbook, using our own moral compass to navigate contentious discussion.”

Layyah A.

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