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Law clinic gets funding boost from McGrigors

8 January 2009

The law firm McGrigors LLP has given Scotland’s only student-run legal clinic a £20,000 funding boost.

The University of Strathclyde’s Law Clinic was launched in October 2003 to provide free legal assistance to people in and around Glasgow who can’t get legal advice through other means.

The £20,000 funding was provided by McGrigors’ corporate social responsibility programme, Horizons. A a contribution of £10,000 last year is being followed by a further £10,000 this year. In addition the law clinic can call on McGrigors’ expertise on a variety of legal issues, and the firm offers in-depth training for students on specific areas of practice.

Professor Donald Nicolson of University of Strathclyde oversees the clinic. He said: “The clinic is overseen by qualified solicitors who supervise students to ensure a quality and reliable legal service. Quite simply, without funding like this the clinic and the invaluable services it provides would be unsustainable.”

Cathie Higgins, McGrigors' CSR co-ordinator, added: “This project was a natural fit for McGrigors. By investing in the law clinic, the University of Strathclyde’s future law graduates have access to an unrivalled extra-curricular experience which will truly enhance their knowledge of law in practice.”

 

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