University of Strathclyde Law Clinic biggest in the UK
The University of Strathclyde Law Clinic is now the biggest in the UK, according to its director.
In the past year the clinic worked on 382 cases across its direct client services, initial advice clinics and through online enquiries. This number surpassed any previous year’s figures. Over the course of the year, it won or saved more than £67,000 for its clients.
In its latest newsletter, clinic director Professor Donald Nicolson OBE, looks at its successes over the past year.
The clinic now has 274 student members and took on more than 266 cases last year.
Professor Nicolson writes: “All of this has been possible while maintaining our usual high standards, thanks to our supervisory capacity being doubled (from two to four supervisors). This expansion has also allowed us to bed in the new Immigration Unit and Scottish Women’s Right Centre, both of which were launched last year and are now integral parts of our activities.”
It has also established two new ventures: attending a housing shelter to assist people directly and another in which members help people start their own business.
The clinic has also garnered a number of awards for its achievements, including “Best Contribution by an Individual Student “at this year’s LawWorks & Attorney-General’s Award, won by Fergus Lawrie. The clinic also won the “Pro Bono” award at the Scott & Co legal awards.