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Feb. 8, 2010

Kent law lecturer wins award

Nick Jackson, Senior Lecturer at Kent Law School, has won the Oxford University Press Alistair MacQueen Memorial Grant. His award of £1,000 will be used to produce public information and facilitate student training for the benefit of those using the Mortgage Possession Desk run by Canterbury Housing Advice Centre and Kent Law Clinic. The public information will include raising awareness of the services offered by the Centre and the Clinic, and of housing problems in Canterbury.

The Canterbury Housing Advice Centre, of which Mr Jackson is Chair, is a registered charity providing free, confidential, independent help and advice for Canterbury residents at risk of losing their homes or who are threatened with homelessness. The Kent Law Clinic is a free legal advice service based at the University of Kent, staffed by qualified lawyers and by law students at the University. Between them, they run the regular Mortgage Possession Desk at Canterbury County Court - this is a free service available to people facing mortgage repossession proceedings at the Court.

Professor Joanne Conaghan, Head of Kent Law School, said: 'Nick Jackson's award recognises his excellent and valuable work. It also further demonstrates our commitment to using pro bono services to develop the legal knowledge of our students and to foster a sense of public service by using this knowledge for the benefit of the local community.'

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Content added on 8th February 2010.

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