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King's Legal Clinic has four main strands of activity:

  • the Legal Advice Clinic providing free legal advice to members of the community;

  • collaborative community projects;

  • research and legal activism; and

  • supporting our Streetlaw and Mediation student societies. 

We run a number of collaborative projects alongside our legal advice clinic. These projects aim to provide greater support to individuals from within our local communities who often face real difficulties getting access to the legal advice or representation they need. 

Below are a few examples of our current projects:

Article 8 is an immigration and human rights law project run in collaboration with our Clinic, Islington Law Centre (ILC), Hackney Migrant Centre (HMC), Reed Smith LLP and Akin Gump Straus Hauer & Feld LLP

Migrant families with children who are either are British or have spent all their life in the U.K face significant difficulties making applications for permission to remain in the U.K - having to overcome extremely complex legal rules and ever-increasing fees

HMC refers clients to ILC who will then represent families with their applications for permission to stay in the UK on human rights grounds. A team of lawyers are assembled from each firm to assist ILC in the preparation of the cases, with support from our students. The Clinic, with ILC, provides legal training to the lawyers and students on immigration law and coordinates the project.

The Zacchaeus 2000 Trust (Z2K) is an advice and campaigning set up in the 1990s to fight for justice for those most at risk of poverty. They campaign to raise awareness of problems in the welfare benefits system and represent people in London on very low incomes in appealing unlawful decisions about their disability benefits

Our students support Z2K by volunteering as tribunal representatives and gaining experience of casework. Students our assigned to a client's case and make arrangements to interview the client, draft their submissions and accompany the client to the appeal hearing.

The Personal Support Unit (PSU) is a national charity that provides practical and emotional support to litigants in person in the civil and family court system.
The PSU places great value on the effort and time given by its volunteers who help these individuals, often with very limited financial resources, navigate through the legal system.

Students train to become PSU volunteers committing to volunteering for a minimum 20 days over the calendar year. Some of the activities our students help individuals complete include lodging documents to the correct court office and accompanying them to their court hearings.

 

 

I am a lawyer and would like to help. What can I do? 

The work of the Clinic is supported by volunteer lawyers from a number of firms. As volunteer supervisors, they help guide and teach our students to understand the law and its application in a more practical context. Where we are assisting clients with slightly more complex issues, our partner firms offer us their expertise knowledge to help guide the client to the best option.

If you are interested in working with our clinic, please see above to find out how to get in touch.

As a community organisation, how can I get involved with your clinic?

We are always looking for ways to support our local community further - whether that is through the provision of free legal advice or providing research support to assist in raising awareness about social justice issues.

If you are interested in working with our clinic, please see above to find out how to get in touch.

 

 

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