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Success for the Legal Advice Centre at the Manchester Legal Awards

3 March 2017

Dementia Law Clinic wins ‘Best Pro Bono/Community Initiative’ at the 2017 Manchester Legal Awards.

Manchester Legal Award 2017

We are delighted that the Legal Advice Centre won the Best Pro Bono/Community Initiative at the Manchester Legal Awards 2017 for the Dementia Law Clinic run in partnership with national mental health charity Making Space. The award was given at a wonderful dinner at the Midland Hotel, hosted by the Manchester Law Society, where the team were honoured to be amongst the best and the brightest in the Manchester legal sector.

This award, the third the Clinic has received since it was first piloted in 2015, shows the strength and quality of work that our students do at the LAC. As well as our partners Making Space, without whom we would not be able to reach nearly as many clients, thanks goes to our outstanding volunteer lawyers who supervise our students. It is because of their dedication and commitment that the clinic has been able to grow to the level that it has. After this success we plan to develop the Dementia Law Clinic even further, including reaching more people in rural areas.

With lots of changes happening/having happened at the Legal Advice Centre in recent months we are looking forward to a big, bright future that will be of great benefit to our students and further establish The University of Manchester as a leader in Clinical Legal Education.

For details of all the winners read the full story on the Manchester Evening News website.

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