Leading International Law Firm Recognises LLM Student’s Achievements

Since their launch in 2000, the LLM degrees offered by the College of Law, Swansea University in international shipping, trade and commercial law have attained an enviable international reputation

Ince logo‌In 2008, industry leader Ince & Co, which has long had a strong relationship with the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL) at Swansea University, introduced an annual prize for the student who achieves the highest grade in the taught element of any of the LLM Programmes. In keeping with the close links between Ince & Co and the IISTL, the Ince Prize is awarded for work that has a direct connection with that undertaken by the firm.


The winner of the Ince Prize for the academic year 2013/14 was Ms Marilena Papagrigoraki. Marilena was presented with her award by one of the firm’s partners, Mr Jonathan Elvey, at a ceremony held at their London office on 24 June 2014. In addition to Ince & Co staff, including partners, associates and trainees, several members of the Postgraduate Legal Studies Department, namely Professors Soyer, Williams, Tettenborn and Dr Nikaki, were present at the event. Marilena originally hails from Greece. She got her LLB degree from Democritus University of Thrace and is currently completing our LLM in International Commercial and Maritime Law. Marilena is a keen mooter and was awarded the Best Mooter Prize at the LLM Internal Mooting Competition.

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Mr Jonathan Elvey with the Ince & Co Prize winner, Ms Marilena Papagrigoraki

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Jonathan Elvey wished Marilena every success in her future endeavours and commended the LLM Programmes at Swansea University on their successful mixture of academic rigour and practical orientation. Professor Richard Williams, who spoke on behalf of the Postgraduate Legal Studies Department, emphasised that role that the Ince Prize plays in motivating LLM students at Swansea and thanked Ince & Co for their efforts in promoting further links between practice and academia.