Training and Education

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 info@inhouseprobono.uk.

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.

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

This session covers employment law basics and some practical tips on how to advise on typical employment scenarios.

Peter is a Managing Associate in Simmons’ Employment team and has been a regular advisor at Battersea Legal Advice Centre since 2012.

The recording of this session can be found here.

N.B. The information contained in this recording is general in nature and should not be considered to be legal advice. As such, Simmons & Simmons does not accept any liability for any reliance which the recipients of this recording may choose to place on it or any of its contents. Recipients should seek their own legal advice from lawyers who are familiar with their own particular factual situation before making any decisions relating to the information contained in this recording

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.

N.B. The information contained in this recording is general in nature and should not be considered to be legal advice. As such, Simmons & Simmons does not accept any liability for any reliance which the recipients of this recording may choose to place on it or any of its contents. Recipients should seek their own legal advice from lawyers who are familiar with their own particular factual situation before making any decisions relating to the information contained in this recording

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.