LSBU wins prestigious legal award for Windrush Justice Clinics
05 May 2022
London South Bank University (LSBU) with our partners, King's College London and University of Westminster, have won the ‘Best New Pro Bono Activity Award’ at the 2022 LawWorks and Attorney General’s Student Pro Bono Awards. 20 LSBU students and 3 members of staff won the major legal award last night for their work to establish and run Windrush Justice Clinics.
Windrush Justice Clinics assists victims of the Windrush scandal to obtain compensation for the losses and distress they have suffered and provides advice on eligibility for the Windrush Compensation Scheme and assistance gathering evidence in support of an application to the scheme.
The 2022 LawWorks and Attorney General’s Student Pro Bono Awards celebrate the best pro bono (without a charge) activities undertaken by law students and law schools. The winners of the 2022 LawWorks and Attorney General’s Student Pro Bono Awards were announced at a ceremony in the House of Lords on 4 May 2022.
Andy Unger, LSBU Associate Professor, Head of the Law Division,said, “We’re thrilled to win the ‘Best New Pro Bono Activity Award’ for the Windrush Justice Clinics service we run to support Windrush victims attempts to obtain compensation for losses they suffered, with our partners, King's College London & University of Westminster. This prestigious legal award is another example of the positive difference LSBU’s work makes to the lives of Londoners, while we work hard to ensure our students are taught the advanced skills they need to build successful law careers.”
LSBU staff and students have won 13 awards in four months:
28 April 2022: Learning On Screen Awards, ‘Best Student Music Video Award for ‘Say Lilly’ (director Harrison Sherlock, cinematographer Jamie-Oliver Lai, editor Arthur Hill & First Assistant Camera work Ned Graham) and ‘Best Undergraduate Award’ for Niccolò Poiana ‘New Heights’ film.
25 April 2022 - PQ Magazine ‘Editors Special Award’ winner, Usha Mistry, LSBU Accounting & Finance Senior Lecture.