Senior Lecturer, Director of the LSBU Legal Advice Clinic
Telephone:020 7815 5423
School/Division:Law and Social Sciences / Law
Catherine Evans, Solicitor and Director of the Legal Advice Clinic, joined the University in 2015, previously having worked as the Legal Director of Southwark Law Centre. She trained at TV Edwards Solicitors and then moved on to Mary Ward Legal Centre in Central London.
Catherine is a housing law specialist and is well known for her work in the complex areas of migrant housing law and human rights and, in particular, her coordination of the housing and immigration group (HIG). HIG is a national network established by members of Immigration Law Practitioners’ Association and Housing Law Practitioners’ Association to exchange information about housing and welfare issues affecting asylum-seekers and other people from abroad. HIG members are experts in this field and have acted in most of the leading cases in the area including the case of R. (Adam and Limbuela) v. Secretary of State for the Home Department, 3 November 2015.
With respect to Southwark Law Centre, Catherine was instrumental in building the reputation of the Centre for providing a high quality legal service; the immigration team is highly regarded, as is the housing law department. Catherine brings the professional expertise of running a Law Centre to the Legal Advice Clinic, where students provide free legal advice in social welfare law under the supervision of experienced lawyers. Of particular interest is the teaching of law and legal advice skills in the context of the legal advice clinic as a “Living Curriculum”.
Most recent publications
Russell, AC and Unger, AD and Evans, C The impact of extended clinical placements on student academic achievement: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University. In: 15th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference ‘Bringing It All Together: Clinical Legal Educators in the 21st Century University’, 03 - 05 July 2017, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.
Russell, AC and Evans, C The impact of extended clinical placements on overall student academic attainment: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University. In: Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, ‘Foundations and Futures’, 10 - 11 April 2017, Portsmouth University, Portsmouth, UK.
Unger, AD and Russell, A and Evans, C Clinical legal education and the delivery of legal services to people on low incomes: preparing for the future. In: Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2016, 06 Sep 2016 - 09 Sep 2016, Oxford.
Unger, AD and Russell, A and Evans, C Clinical Collaborations & CILEx Collaboration at LSBU: Where next in response to the SRA's t4t Proposals. In: Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference 2016, 20 Mar 2016 - 22 Mar 2016, , University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne.More publications at LSBU Research Open