Manchester Metropolitan University

Law School Pro Bono Network shortlisted for Manchester Legal Award

Manchester Law School nominated for Pro Bono/Community Initiative of the Year

The Manchester Legal Awards final takes place on March 5

The Manchester Legal Awards final takes place on March 5

Manchester Law School’s Pro Bono Network has been named as a finalist in this year’s Manchester Legal Awards.

The Network, which helps students gain valuable experience while putting their skills and training into practice, is one of four finalists in the “Pro Bono/Community Initiative of the Year” category.

The Manchester Legal Awards recognise and reward the wide range of skills and talent that the region has to offer, recognising small, medium and large firms and chambers, with a range of individual and team awards.

Manchester Law School’s Pro Bono Network has been shortlisted for the support that its activities have given to people in the community and the impact and results that its work has achieved.

Law students in the Network have to date delivered over 27,000 hours of pro bono legal services to more than 5,000 individuals in and around Manchester. In 2019 alone, students in the Network won back over £270,000 for clients and provided support for many who would otherwise had to deal with, often difficult, legal processes alone.

The winners of the Manchester Legal Awards will be announced at a glamorous and glittering black-tie dinner on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at The Midland Hotel.

Next Story Law School academics look to future of education at Northern Legal Education Conference
Previous Story Pro Bono work experience available exclusively for Law School students