Miss Hannah Bussicott
Legal Centre Manager
Central Office
Telephone: (01792) 294663
Room: Office - 018
Ground Floor
Richard Price Building
Singleton Campus

Hannah is an experienced and highly passionate Children and Human Rights Advocate with a background in participation and engagement and a passion for access to justice and clinical legal education. Having completed her Graduate (First Class) and Master Studies (Distinction) at Cardiff University, she has developed her project management skills through working at Barnardo’s Cymru and establishing a first-of-its-kind charity – the Neath Port Talbot Children’s Rights Unit. Most recently she has been leading on the development of the Children’s Legal Centre for Wales at Swansea University College of Law and Criminology and is a committed member of the Wales Observatory on Human Rights of Children and Young People Team. She hugely enjoys working at Swansea University and is proud to have recently been appointed as manager of the Swansea University Legal Centre. She is a keen volunteer and in her spare time enjoys running, having recently completed the Cardiff Half Marathon, and is a Welsh Learner.

Teaching

  • LAA368 Street Law

    Street Law is a free legal education programme delivered to schools or community groups. It empowers people by informing them about the law, legal system and human rights in a democratic society. This module enables students to develop and deliver a Street Law session on a selected topic. Students will be supported to select a human rights-related legal topic, conduct legal research and prepare a session suitable to the selected audience. Through a mixture of whole group workshops, supervision of their individual and team project work and through delivery and evaluation of their session, students will gain skills and confidence in communicating complex areas of law in ways which are accessible to members of the public. They will gain understanding of why law is sometime perceived negatively and about barriers to access to justice. They will develop strategies for challenging negative perceptions of law and human rights, building understanding and encouraging discussion. They will practise and improve their interpersonal skills (communication, negotiation, presentation, team-working, lawyering skills (client communication, public speaking, ability to explain the law to lay people), skills for service delivery (marketing and outreach, dealing with feedback and accountability) and will gain understanding of the legal needs of a particular client group and how to respond professionally.

  • LAAM13 Street Law

    Street Law is a free legal education programme delivered to schools or community groups. It empowers people by informing them about the law, legal system and human rights in a democratic society. This module enables students to develop and deliver a Street Law session on a selected topic. Students will be supported to select a human rights-related legal topic, conduct legal research and prepare a session suitable to the selected audience. Through a mixture of whole group workshops, supervision of their individual and team project work and through delivery and evaluation of their session, students will gain skills and confidence in communicating complex areas of law in ways which are accessible to members of the public. They will gain understanding of why law is sometimes perceived negatively and about barriers to access to justice. They will develop strategies for challenging negative perceptions of the law and human rights, building understanding and encouraging discussion. They will practise and improve their interpersonal skills (communication, negotiation, presentation, team-working, lawyering skills (client communication, public speaking, ability to explain the law to lay people), skills for service delivery (marketing and outreach, dealing with feedback and accountability) and will gain understanding of the legal needs of particular client group and how to respond professionally.

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2012 2016 Project Director Neath
2009 2012 Children’s Participation Officer Cardiff

Key Grants and Projects

  • Swansea University Law Clinic 2017

    Swansea Law Clinic benefits the local community by offering free initial advice about legal problems while giving our students the chance to work alongside practising lawyers to advise real clients., with Richard Owen, University Core

  • Children’s Legal Centre 2016

    The Children’s Legal Centre (CLC) will be a Wales-wide, bilingual service providing information and access to legal advice and representation for children and young people., with Jane Williams