Award for Law's Legal Advice Clinic

The School of Law's Legal Advice Clinic has been given a Higher Education Student Volunteering Project Award.

Opened in 2009, the Clinic is staffed by 18 student volunteers and provides a free legal advice service to the local community.

It has already provided 23 clients with advice letters and referred 74 people to other advice services. Students have reported improved administration, research and communication skills, and the supervising solicitors have commended the students for their professional, intelligent approach to their clients.

The judges commented: "This project provided real experience for volunteers and provided a valuable service to the local community. There are clear links to career development and the benefits to both volunteers and service users are obvious."

For more information contact Lydia Bleasdale-Hill, Director, Legal Advice Clinic.

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