I graduated with a 2:1 degree in Law last year. Once I received the grades last summer I was faced with the daunting questions of ‘where next’? Prior to my admission into University, I had the aspiration of going into corporate law where my skills in commercial awareness could be fine-tuned and applied on a … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic: Alumni Profile – Manul Ranasingha
Guest Post by Lucy Davies, Essex Law Clinic Supervisor and Legal Aid Housing Advisor at Suffolk Law Centre. The amount of new housing legislation over the last 12 months in response to the Covid-19 emergency has been overwhelming. This has added to the complex mish-mash of overlapping housing statutes to create a large amount of … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic Update: A view from the housing frontline
Guest post by Liz Fisher Frank, Law Clinic Supervisor On 4 March 2021, the Family Law Handbook student team stepped away from the almost finished Handbook to instead provide a virtual public legal education session to year 11 and 12 pupils at a school in Essex.The group decided they would have all appreciated more information … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic Update: The Family Handbook Project – Public Legal Education
BY MARIYA HOQUE, Student Co-Director of Essex Law ClinicObjective: LGBTQ+ Rights Pride and the Law: A Podcast is a project (under the LGBTQ+/HIV Essex Law Clinic) designed as a podcast; a platform which encourages the LGBTQ+ community to share their relationship and experiences with the law. Students from the Essex Law Clinic will hold semi-structured … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic Updates: LGBTQ+ Rights Pride and the Law – A Podcast
By Lucy Davies, Supervisor from the Essex Law Clinic. When the second lockdown in England started on 5 November 2020, the impact on housing was considered both worrying and confusing for tenants and practitioners, the rapidly changing 3-tier system which resumed on 2 December 2020 has been even more so. This article covers some of … Continue reading Housing law changes under Coronavirus legislation in England.
By Liz Fisher Frank, Essex Law Clinic SupervisorThe Domestic Abuse Bill is slowly making progress through Parliament. First promised in 2017, the ‘landmark’ Bill has, like most things, been held up by Brexit and now the pandemic. Due to the sharp rise in claims of domestic abuse, the need to push it through now is … Continue reading The Domestic Abuse Bill
Numbers Update by Clinic Director, Professor Donald Nicolson. A huge and very warm welcome to our new recruits!This year a record number of 212 students applied for membership. While a few entered as Silver members either via the Legal Advice Casework module and one as an LLM student, the vast majority joined as Bronze members. … Continue reading Essex Law Clinic Updates: Autumn Term 2020
Guest Post by Catherine Duggan (outgoing Student Director). I am graduating this summer with an LLB in Law. I started studying law with the Open University but I had been looking into Pro Bono work and found out about Essex Law Clinic, the work they had done was so amazing I knew I wanted to … Continue reading Reflections on my time in the Essex Law Clinic
The Essex Law Clinic is now open for applications for membership for the new academic year. In response to the Coronavirus pandemic we have moved a lot of our activities online. We are therefore able to operate at full capacity in the new academic year and are hoping to welcome new members whether they intend … Continue reading Applications for 2020-21 Law Clinic membership are now open!
Lucy Day My name is Lucy Day and I am a final year LLB Law student. Throughout my three years at university, I have volunteered for Essex Law Clinic as a case worker and more recently for various projects and a firm manager position. Volunteering at the Clinic helped me develop professionally from an early … Continue reading Guest Student Blog: Lucy Day talks volunteering at the Essex Law Clinic and placements.