Swansea University Law Clinic Wins LawWorks Cymru Award

Outstanding achievement in legal pro bono was celebrated on 3rd December 2018 at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards and lecture. The awards recognise and celebrate achievement in legal pro bono work, undertaken by organisations and individuals, and the commitment of the legal sector in enabling access to justice and supporting individuals, communities and not-for-profit organisations.

LawWorks Cymru Award Winners were chosen in ten categories representing the breadth and range of pro bono across England and Wales.

The LawWorks Cymru Award was scooped by The Swansea Law Clinic at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law in Swansea University. Jeremy Miles AM, The Counsel General for Wales presented the Award to Professor Richard Owen, Jack Carter, and Isabel Francis, pictured with Rt Hon. David Lammy MP.

Director of the Swansea Law Clinic, Richard Owen, said: “We are delighted that the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law’s Clinic has received this recognition.

“We have come far in a short space of time, which is a testament to our volunteer solicitors, administrators, and, above all, to the hard work of our student advisors.”

Since launching in 2017, the Swansea Law Clinic has worked in a collaborative way with other agencies to provide an integrated service, which includes services such as a weekly litigant in person helpdesk in Swansea Civil and Family Justice Centre, the Miscarriage of Justice Project, a clinic for legal aid exceptional case funding applications, and general legal advice for the local community on matters such as housing, relationship breakdown, equality, and consumer and employment issues.