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May 8, 2018

University of Kent Law Clinic wins clients nearly £6 million

University of KentThe University of Kent’s Kent Law Clinic has helped its clients win a total of £5.6 million pounds since it was set up in 1992, and has gained its clients £1.9 million since the beginning of 2012 – the majority of which is from welfare benefit and employment cases.

During 2016-17 Kent Law Clinic – which offers free legal advice to the community – took on 137 new cases with a Clinic solicitor representing the clients in a variety of fields, including housing, welfare benefits, immigration and asylum, family, employment, criminal justice, prisons and public access to land. A further 72 cases remained open from the previous year and another 336 enquiries were dealt with by the client receiving significant legal advice.

The Kent Law Clinic plays an important role in enhancing the legal education of Kent Law School students through supervised participation in the provision of a free legal service, and a total of 271 students participated in the work of Kent Law Clinic in 2016-17. 

The Law Clinic holds Monday evening advice sessions at outreach locations in Kent where local solicitors and barristers attend for two hours to provide pro bono legal advice to members of the public.

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Content added on 8th May 2018.

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