A woman’s legacy

A ‘well respected and successful’ Halifax woman has left a legal legacy to law students.

The Pamela Walsh Peaker Memorial prizes will give four University of Leeds law students the opportunity to join solicitors’ firms for eight-week work placements.

One of the four second year students selected was Rana Begum, of Keighley.

Mr Anthony Peaker chose to attribute the awards to the University of Leeds as Pamela lived in Jack Royd, Halifax.

Pamela Walsh Peaker acted for a major Trade Union and for the Cooperative Party. She was a leading advocate in obtaining compensation for asbestos related diseases.