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April 7, 2011

Kent Law Clinic has won Attorney General’s Award

The Kent Law Clinic has won the prestigious ‘Best Contribution by a Law School’ for Kent Law School at the LawWorks & Attorney General Student Awards 2011.

This highly sought-after award was announced on Wednesday 30th March and presented by Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP to the the students of the Kent Law Clinc at the House of CommonsThe Kent Law Clinic students, Charlotte Brewer (Canterbury) and Charlotte Gamble (Medway), were accompanied by Law Clinic solicitors, Elaine Heslop and Lorna Collopy.

Elaine Heslop said, "There were so many innovative and successful projects represented at the reception in the Commons. More entries than ever before reflected the growing strength of legal pro bono work across the UK and it was a privilege to be chosen as a winner. I think that it was the contribution that the Kent Law Clinic has made over so many years that was decisive."

Canterbury Student and Chair of the Clinic, Charlotte Brewer, said, "I am thrilled and proud to have been able to represent the Law Clinic. I have learnt so much from the work that I do here."

Kent Law Clinic Director, Professor John Fitzpatrick, said, "This award is a testament to the work of Clinic staff, students and our many local partners.  I want to thank not only the students who put in so much work in to provide this public service, but also the fifty volunteer solicitors and barristers who support the students by giving their services for free on Monday evenings at our Advice Sessions for members of the public. Their contribution is deeply appreciated by the students and staff of the Law School."

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