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Ms Catherine Evans

Ms Catherine Evans

evansc15@lsbu.ac.uk

Law

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I joined LSBU in 2015 where I am Senior Law Lecturer in the School of Law and Social Sciences and Director of the University's awarding-winning Legal Advice Clinic. In the clinic, LSBU students provide free legal advice to the public in social welfare law under the supervision of experienced lawyers. My speciality is public and human rights law.

Before my role at LSBU I worked as the Legal Director of Southwark Law Centre in Peckham. I trained at TV Edwards Solicitors and then moved on to Mary Ward Legal Centre in Central London.

My main research interests are access to justice and reparation schemes.

I am one of the founding members of the Windrush Justice Clinic whose aim is to provide access to justice for the survivors of the Windrush scandal, advising on compensation claims for their unlawful treatment by the Home Office. I worked on a research project into unmet needs for legal advice on claims to the Windrush Compensation Scheme. This research demonstrated the need for a fully funded legal aid scheme to cover these compensation claims.

I am a trustee of the Colombian Caravana, a charity which has built an international legal network to highlight and tackle the issues faced by lawyers, judges and human rights defenders. Our aim is to improve access to justice in Colombia, a country where the violation of human rights is a systematic problem.

Courses taught

Law - LLB (Hons)

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Awarded in the last 5 years
Epigeum Supervisory TrainingPhD

The impact of extended clinical placements on student academic achievement: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University
Russell, AC, Unger, AD and Evans, C (2017). The impact of extended clinical placements on student academic achievement: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University. 15th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference ‘Bringing It All Together: Clinical Legal Educators in the 21st Century University’. Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK 03 - 05 Jul 2017

The impact of extended clinical placements on overall student academic attainment: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University
Russell, AC and Evans, C (2017). The impact of extended clinical placements on overall student academic attainment: preliminary findings of a collaborative research project at London South Bank University. Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, ‘Foundations and Futures’. Portsmouth University, Portsmouth, UK 10 - 11 Apr 2017

Clinical legal education and the delivery of legal services to people on low incomes: preparing for the future
Unger, AD, Russell, A and Evans, C (2016). Clinical legal education and the delivery of legal services to people on low incomes: preparing for the future. Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2016. Oxford 06 - 09 Sep 2016 London South Bank University.

Clinical Collaborations & CILEx Collaboration at LSBU: Where next in response to the SRA's t4t Proposals
Unger, AD, Russell, A and Evans, C (2016). Clinical Collaborations & CILEx Collaboration at LSBU: Where next in response to the SRA's t4t Proposals. Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference 2016. , University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne 20 - 22 Mar 2016 London South Bank University.