Training and Education


Our Training & Education committee organises training sessions for our members on how to provide pro bono advice and on relevant topics of law.  If there are any topics that you would like to receive training or present on, please contact Sarah Oliver Scemla and

Legal Clinics 101 Series

The Law Society and law centres have advised that they are expecting a big increase in requests for advice on housing, debt, benefits and employment issues linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. With this in mind, we have organised a series of Legal Clinic 101 workshops to equip our members and their teams to volunteer at legal clinics remotely or in person when it is possible to do so. Each session covers a specific topic and includes a Q&A.

Upcoming Events

Legal Clinics 101 : Employment Issues by Peter Lockwood from Simmons and Simmons, to be held on 16 September 2020.

Register for this event here.

Past Events

Legal Clinics 101 : Practical Tips when advising at Legal Clinics by Tim Boyce and Charlotte Rendle from Simmons and Simmons on 5 August 2020

This session covers practical considerations when advising at a legal clinic.

Tim is Head of Simmons’ Contentious Regulatory, Crime and Competition team and regularly volunteers at Bristol Law Centre Disputes Clinic. Charlotte is a Supervising Associate in Simmons’ Financial Services Regulatory team and is a regular adviser at Battersea Legal Advice Clinic (run by South West London Law Centre) which covers housing, employment, disputes and commercial queries.

The summary of the session can be found here and you can listen to the recording of the session here.

Legal Clinics 101 : Housing Issues by Elizabeth Oberle Robertson and Gregory Barden from Jones Day, held on 30 June 2020.

This session covers housing issues (including Section 21 eviction notices), and includes a case study highlighting issues frequently seen in legal clinics, information on legislation and court forms and practical responses on how to assist your client.

Elizabeth is the head of pro bono in Jones Day’s London Office who currently volunteers at legal clinics.  Greg is a property litigation partner at Jones Day with extensive experience in housing disputes who has assisted pro bono volunteers on housing issues for many years.

The summary of the session can be found here. Recording to follow.