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The impact of covid-19 on access to justice: stories from the frontline

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2 Jul law-201920-accesstojustice-clinic Part of The impact of covid-19 on access to justice: stories from the frontline

This event will inform and engage discussion on the impact of covid-19 on frontline legal advice providers, advocates and support agencies through the use of stories.

Whether you’re a student, prospective student, legal professional or an interested party there will be something of interest for you.

It is relatively easy to find a webinar to engage with complex legal arguments around the impact of Covid-19 with a simple search but it is much more difficult to find out what is really happening on the ground.

The speakers will each share short stories of how Covid-19 has impacted their roles as, advisors, advocates or support workers. This will provide an overview of how the legal system and its supporting agencies have been problem solving, innovating and showing incredible resilience since lockdown began.

The last few months have had an undeniable devastating effect on the justice system. However, it is clear from this array of speakers, no one is backing down and access to justice really matters to those working in the sector. Do join us to hear their stories.

 

Confirmed Speakers

  • Rajwinder Sahota – Hammersmith & Fulham Law Centre (Immigration Solicitor)
  • Merlene George – LPC Law (County Court Advocate)
  • Rebecca Steels – 9 Bedford Row (Pupil Criminal Barrister)
  • Lucy Isaac – Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) - (Tribunals Coordinator)
  • Jovana Ugrinic - Support Through Court (Service Manager Central Family Court)
  • Kara McCulloch - Support Through Court (Phoneline Volunteer)
  • Caterina Cedolini – King’s College London – (Student Volunteer at Support Through Court)
  • Alice Wightman - Senior Solicitor at Stowe Family Law
  • Graham Coy - Partner at Wilsons Solicitors
  • Karen Odidika - Student Adviser, King’s Legal Clinic

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King’s Legal Clinic (KLC) is part of The Dickson Poon School of Law’s. KLC has two central aims: to promote social and economic justice; and to enhance the education of our students by giving them the opportunity to work on live cases under the supervision of qualified lawyers.

 

KLC aims to promote social and economic justice through a range of activities including; providing free legal advice to members of the public through its Legal Advice Clinic; and working with local and international organisations on research and justice projects.

 

The Legal Advice Clinic, working alongside leading law firms, offers advice in areas including Intellectual Property Law, Family Law, Environment and Human rights law, Housing, Employment law and Immigration law.

KLC also collaborates with a range of other organisations to provide services to the community including; providing tribunal representation, via The Zacchaeus 2000 Trust ('Z2K'), to people across London appealing decisions about their disability benefit; working with Islington Law Centre on the Article 8 ECHR project which providing substantive representation to migrant families seeking to remain in the U.K on human rights grounds; the Protea Clinic provides immigration advice to vulnerable migrant women working alongside Hibiscus Initiatives and Hammersmith and Fulham Law Centre; support to litigants in person via Support Through Court; the Freedom Law Clinic which investigates potential wrongful criminal convictions; and Streetlaw, where students research a specific area of law and then present the information to the community in a way that helps them better understand the law and how it affects them.


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