BREXIT FEARS LEAD TO SPIKE IN CASEWORK AT CAMDEN LAW CENTRE
Camden Community Law Centre (CCLC) Manager Sean Canning has given an interview to the Camden New Journal about the huge rise in Camden residents of EU origin seeking advice about their right to continue living in the UK after Brexit. Read Sean’s interview HERE.
CAMDEN COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE CONGRATULATES AMELIA GENTLEMAN ON WINNING THE PAUL FOOT AWARD
Camden Community Law Centre sends our warmest congratulations to Guardian Journalist Amelia Gentleman for winning the Paul Foot Award for Investigative and Campaigning Journalism. Amelia received the prestigious accolade in recognition of her excellent reporting on the Windrush Generation scandal. Her reports included this piece, which highlighted the story of Judy Griffith, a CCLC client. CCLC is grateful to Amelia for acknowledging the work of our Law Centre after she received the award.
CAMDEN COMMUNITY LAW CENTRE LAUNCHES LEGAL CHALLENGE TO GOVERNMENT’S ‘RIGHT TO RENT’ POLICY
In June 2018, Camden Community Law Centre (CCLC) joined the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants in bringing a judicial review against the Government’s ‘rent to rent’ policy – a core element of its wider ‘hostile environment’ policy. Read our client Kate’s story, with comment by CCLC solicitor Derek Bernardi, in iNews HERE.
GRADUATE INTERN WANTED FOR THE PERIOD: SUMMER 2018
Intern commitment = 3-4 days per week for 12 weeks.
Applications by CV and deadline for receipt is 5.00 p.m. Friday 29 June 2018.
We confirm there are no career prospects attached to these positions. The intern post is designed to give exposure to legal graduates who want some insight and experience of social welfare work and an appreciation of a legal specialist funded charity and how it works. It is ideally suited to those currently seeking posts as trainee solicitors or pupil barristers.
We will not prioritise qualified solicitors or barristers given the nature of the role.
We are particularly interested in those who have completed the:
- BPTC or equivalent
- Legal Practice Course or equivalent
- LLB or Graduate Diploma in Law (and not currently studying).
- Live within reasonable travel distance of the Centre (London NW5 3LQ)
Ideally the interns will be expected to meet the following criteria:
- High quality standards of written and spoken English
- An appreciation and acceptance of cultural diversity
- Experience of interacting directly with people at various levels
- Willingness to be flexible
- Willingness to undertake routine and administrative tasks in connection with caseworking when required;
- Punctuality and reliability
- Ability to work to deadlines
- Ability to work under supervision and to follow directions as and when directed;
- Can commit to the position 4 full days per week.
The Law Centre’s business hours are 10.00 – 5.30 p.m. Monday to Friday with an hour’s lunch.
We operate an Equal Opportunities policy and expect that all prospective candidates will be familiar with this at the time of contacting us.
There is a daily stipend (food and travel) for the 4 day per week posts.
You can register your interest by submitting a copy of your cv on or by Friday 29th June 2018 5pm to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For clarity all applicants must be present in the UK at the time of the interviews. Interviews will not be conducted by Skype.
For more information (please be brief) email Camden Community Law Centre’s manager Sean Canning on email@example.com.
LONDON LEGAL WALK 2018
Camden Community Law Centre (CCLC) staff, trustees and volunteers took part in the 2018 London Legal Walk on the 21st of May 2018. The 10k walk was a success with more than 12,000 walkers from 700 teams participating – the highest number ever. Funds raised from the walk will be distributed to Law Centres and advice agencies from across London to help us continue providing free and independent legal advice and assistance in our local communities. CCLC is very grateful to all those who have sponsored us so far. Our fundraising page is still open and donations are very much still welcome! Please click HERE if you’d also like to support us.
CAMDEN LAW CENTRE REPRESENTS ‘WINDRUSH GENERATION’ VICTIM
In March 2018, Camden Community Law Centre began representing Judy Griffith, a local woman of Barbadian origin, who has lived in Britain for over 50 years, working as a hospital care worker, but has become another victim of the government’s ‘hostile environment’ policy. Read about Julie’s case in the Camden New Journal HERE.
CCLC’S DEREK BERNARDI WRITES FOR THE GUARDIAN NEWSPAPER
Faced with growing demand and dwindling supply, councils have become experienced in using the law to keep homeless people off their waiting lists. Read our Derek Bernardi’s article for The Guardian Newspaper HERE.
CCLC’S ANNIE CAMPBELL INTERVIEWED ON CHANNEL 4’s DISPATCHES
On the 26th of June 2017, CCLC’s Annie Campbell was interviewed for Channel 4’s Dispatches programme. The programme focused on an invesitgation carried out by dispatches, which found that the hundreds of thousands of passport-less children being thrown into a legal limbo in the wake of Brexit. The programme also explored claims that the Home Office is obstructive in processing children’s citizenship applications. Read more HERE.
LONDON LEGAL WALK 2017
On the 22nd of May 2017, staff and volunteers completed the 10km annual walk organised by the London Legal Support Trust. By sponsoring us you will help to support us in continuing to reduce homelessness, improve housing conditions, help families who are subject to no recourse to public funds restrictions and secure the benefits vulnerable clients are entitled to. You can sponsor us HERE.