This week marked our 16th year of Pro Bono with the Law department of Cardiff University, and we met the new group of Pro Bono students for 2023.
Since 2006, the Law department of the School of Law and Politics supported by Hugh James has provided a Pro Bono Scheme to over 1000 students focusing on NHS Continuing Healthcare. During the six-week scheme, students have an opportunity to work on dummy files and develop key practitioner skills from client care, drafting and advocacy.
This year, we welcomed our largest cohort with 62 students who were successful and accepted onto the scheme. The first online session was this week.
Lisa Morgan, Partner, and Head of Nursing Care has been the scheme’s supervising solicitor from the start. Katie Morgan, Solicitor and a former student of the scheme, joined as supervising solicitor in 2019.
The scheme allows future lawyers to work directly with solicitors and provides students key employability skills. Many students secure future roles within Hugh James.
Hannah Marchant, Director of Employability, School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University said:
“We are hugely grateful to Hugh James’ Nursing Care team, and to partner Lisa Morgan and solicitor Katie Morgan in particular, for their continued willingness to provide crucial employability and pro bono opportunities to our students. They are extremely knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and passionate about their work, and are a source of inspiration for our students.
“Students are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to learn about this very important and niche area of law. They also learn valuable employability skills and we are delighted that some of our previous pro bono students are now working in Nursing Care as well as in other departments in Hugh James. We hope that this cohort of students enjoy the scheme as much as previous cohorts have.”