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An Evening with Lawyers Against Poverty

On Monday 15 October, Lawyers Against Poverty hosted a discussion at Simmons & Simmons on the theme of what lawyers can do in aid of refugees. We heard from Professor Alexandra Xanthaki, Research Director at Brunel Law School, who established an initiative whereby students can offer their assistance as volunteers… Read more

Launch of Just Lawyers at the Law Society

On 13 June 2018, Just Lawyers was launched on the first day of the Law Society’s In-House Division Conference.  Our panel of speakers – Nikki Elliot (Co-Chair of Lawyers Against Poverty’s In-House Thematic Group), Mark Maurice-Jones (General Counsel at Nestlé), Claire Mortimer (Assistant Legal Adviser at the Foreign Office) and… Read more

Case Study from Greece – Mahmoud

This is the third in a series of case studies about the work of the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in Lesvos.  Mahmoud is a refugee from Syria and was detained on arrival into Greece.  He was a victim of torture and severely traumatised.  Despite this, however, he did not… Read more

Case Study from Greece – Amish

This is the second in a series of case studies about the work of the Greek Council for Refugees (GCR) in Lesvos.  Amish is from a country where asylum seekers have an average recognition rate at first instance of below 25% in the EU.  As an individual identified as non-vulnerable,… Read more