UWE Pro Bono is celebrating again after the Law Works Student Pro Bono Awards has shortlisted our new LiP Service Project for its 2017 Awards as best new Pro Bono initiative. The Awards will be presented at the House of Commons on April 26th. Law Works is the Pro Bono arm of the Law Society.

The Bristol LiP Service is a service run at the Bristol Civil Justice Centre in order to give litigants in person greater understanding and awareness about the processes and procedures in presenting their cases before the Courts. The service runs weekly sessions.

This ground breaking project is a collaboration between the Bristol Civil Justice Centre, UWE, Bristol University and the University of Law. Ian Thompson (Law)is to be congratulated on the success of the project which he has led from UWE’s perspective and brought about thanks to his existing work with the Bristol Civil Justice Centre through the Law Court Clinic, which has offered assistance to litigants before the Family Court for several years.

UWE supplies 12 students to the rota and one of them, Manmeet Singh (Year 1) will be representing UWE at the Awards.