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庆祝免费法律服务的扩大

A vital legal service that has helped hundreds of people get free access to justice has been celebrated following a major expansion of its facilities.

Speakers at the industry celebration event (L-R) – 汉娜的卖家, Director of Clinical Legal Education;  Ann Ming, double jeopardy campaigner; Angela King, 的法律, Policing and Investigation; Professor Paul Crawshaw, Dean of the 社会科学学院、人文学院 & 法律.
Speakers at the industry celebration event (L-R) – 汉娜的卖家, Director of Clinical Legal Education; Ann Ming, double jeopardy campaigner; Angela King, 的法律, Policing and Investigation; Professor Paul Crawshaw, Dean of the 社会科学学院、人文学院 & 法律.

在过去十年里, 法律诊所, 美高梅app官方网址法学院, has offered free legal advice and support to people who might not ordinarily have been able to afford a 法律yer. The Clinic offers advice in a range of areas including family, 财产, 合同和雇佣法, all areas of high demand following the removal of legal aid in 2012.

服务, which uses 法律 学生 supported by qualified 法律 lecturers and legal professionals from private practices, has now proven so successful it has more than tripled in size and the 法律 School has invested in more academic staff to help them with their cases. The expanded offices also feature co-working spaces, private interview rooms and a board room to allow 学生 and their clients all the features that they might expect to find within a professional legal practice.

在一个行业庆祝活动上, members of the legal community met with staff and 学生 and learned about the impact 法律诊所 had made not just for its clients but also on the 学生 who gained vital experience working on real cases.

The event also heard about the importance of legal campaigning from Ann Ming, 朱莉·霍格的母亲, who told attendees about her pioneering campaign to overturn the double jeopardy 法律 that resulted in the prosecution of her daughter’s killer in 2007.

The 法律 clinic will be officially launched to 学生 at the start of the new academic year. 汉娜的卖家, Director of Clinical Legal Education at 美高梅app官方网址, said: “The 法律 Clinic is the manifestation and embodiment of 美高梅app官方网址’s values and mission.

The 法律 Clinic is the manifestation and embodiment of 美高梅app官方网址’s values and mission.

汉娜的卖家, Director of Clinical Legal Education at 美高梅app官方网址

“它有助于经济发展, social and cultural success of our 学生 and the community we serve.

“Access to justice is getting more and more difficult and the cost-of-living pressures faced by our community mean a clinic such as this is as vital as ever. “It also provides an opportunity for our 学生 to develop skills which enable them to flourish in the workplace.”

Professor Paul Crawshaw, Dean of the 社会科学学院、人文学院 & 法律, said: “The 法律 Clinic has continued to go from strength to strength.

“这里是美高梅app官方网址, we’re very proud that many of our 学生 are from the local area and often the first members of their families to go to university.

“作为一个结果, many of them wouldn’t ordinarily have the networks or social capital to find their way into competitive areas like 法律.

“This is why 法律诊所 is so important, it gives them the chance to engage with legal professionals for the benefit of everybody.”

莫莉布罗德里克, one of the 法律 学生 who worked in 法律诊所, added: “Three weeks into my work on 法律诊所 I had an interview for a training contract with a 法律 firm.

“The experience I got from working here was vital in helping me get that and will be vital when I start the contract.”


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在过去十年里, 法律诊所, 美高梅app官方网址法学院, has offered free legal advice and support to people who might not ordinarily have been able to afford a 法律yer.