Work by USW students to provide legal advice and assistance has been recognised with a national award.
USW’s Legal Advice Clinic was recognised at the LawWorks Annual Pro Bono Awards, which were held in London.
The Awards recognised and celebrated the pro bono commitment of LawWorks members, their charity and corporate partners, and the work of independent clinics in the LawWorks Clinics Network.
Lady Hale, President of the Supreme Court, spoke at the event and presented the awards to the winners. The evening was hosted by Matthew Stadlen, radio and television presenter, producer and writer.
More than 260 finalists and guests from across the pro bono, advice, legal aid and charity sectors, were welcomed by Simon Davis, President of the Law Society and Alasdair Douglas, Chair of LawWorks. James Harper, Executive Sponsor, Rule of Law and CSR at LexisNexis UK, spoke on behalf of the award sponsor.
At the event, USW’s Legal Advice Clinic representatives were presented with the LawWorks Cymru Award, which was one of 11 categories.
Hannah Menard, Director of the Legal Advice Clinic, said: “I am delighted to see the hard work of our students, staff and stakeholders being recognised at the awards for its impact in our local community.
“We are all very proud of what our students have achieved through our Legal Advice Clinic.”
LawWorks Chief Executive Martin Barnes said: “Congratulations to the winners and finalists – all deserve recognition and celebration of their work and the difference they make in enabling access justice.
“It was also inspiring to hear from Lady Hale who has been a role model for the legal profession and everything that we value about the rule of law.”