Cuts to Legal Aid and its Rippling Effect in the Age of the Pandemic

Saurabh Bhalla and Cynthia Dobroszek As the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic continues to loom over the United Kingdom, it has become more evident that people need representation to combat the effects of the pandemic, such as rising unemployment, enforcing safe working conditions or family disputes. And yet, even under these conditions, the current government continues to…

What is Sussex Clinical Legal Education?

Sussex Clinical Legal Education (SCLE) is the umbrella organisation within Sussex Law School providing links to a variety of pro-bono (not for profit) legal projects. The aim of these projects is to provide much needed assistance within the community, as well as providing students with vital experience of law in practice.

Reflective Blog Post ā€“ Jorja Hills

Through working at Sussex Law Clinic, I have witnessed an immense volume of barriers faced by the general public when attempting to access justice. This has been an incredible eye-opener for me and has considerably impacted the way I view my legal education and our legal system as a whole. The first client with whom…

Old Bailey Solicitors – Week 6 Update

I have spent the past 6 weeks shadowing at Old Bailey Solicitors, as part of the Criminal Justice Law Clinic at the University of Sussex. In my first week of the Clinical Legal Education Module, I attended Crawley Magistratesā€™ Court with Rob Beighton to meet an existing client. Rob was also acting as the duty…

Shadowing Old Bailey Solicitors – Week 3 Update

The past three weeks shadowing at Old Bailey Solicitors have been invaluable. For someone in their final year of law school, who had never stepped foot into a law firm before, this experience solidified my confidence in pursuing a future career in law. In the first two weeks, I had the pleasure of shadowing Jeanette…