GCU Law Clinic nominated for Scott & Co Legal Award

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 16:29:00 GMT

GCU Law Clinic, a student-led and student-run initiative, will compete with some of the biggest names in the legal profession after being nominated for a prestigious award.

The clinic, which provides free legal advice to those who do not qualify for legal aid and cannot afford professional advice, has been shortlisted in the Community Contribution category at the Scott & Co Legal Awards 2018.

Other nominees include Digby Brown Solicitors, Anderson Strathern and the Faculty of Advocates.

Claire McFadzean, the Law Clinic’s Academic Director, said: "It is wonderful for the team to be recognised on such a national platform and we are the only law clinic in Scotland in the final."

In November, the clinic was shortlisted in the Pro Bono category at the 2017 Law Awards of Scotland.

The 15th annual Scott & Co Legal Awards will be announced at a ceremony on March 15 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Glasgow Central.