CLOCK Highly Commended for an Outstanding Contribution for Access to Justice


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Posted on 29 April 2016

CLOCK National was awarded Highly Commended for an Outstanding Contribution  for Access to Justice yesterday at the House of Commons Attorney-General Access to Justice Awards.

CLOCK (Community Legal Outreach Collaboration, Keele) is a research-led collaborative model for Access to Justice, bringing together courts, voluntary groups and legal companies to train Law Students to be Community Legal Companions who are able to assist individuals in their interactions with court, and create alternative pathways for Access to Justice.

Dr Jane Krishnadas and the CLOCK team of Mike Hession, Sheena Bateman and Richard Smith and Sofia Bowler, have also been shortlisted for a prestigious for an ARMA award in the Public Engagement and Advocacy category. CLOCK National has also been shortlisted for the Access to Justice Foundation Award.

CLOCK is a research-led collaborative model for Access to Justice, bringing together courts, voluntary groups and legal companies to train Law Students to be Community Legal Companions who are able to assist individuals in their interactions with court, and create alternative pathways for Access to Justice.

Since reaching the final short-list for the ARMA Awards in 2015, CLOCK  has been further supported by the Keele Research Management Team to create a step change in inter-University collaboration for research based public policy engagement and advocacy at the national and international level, through the UKIERI ‘Research Innovations in Social and Legal Methodologies, and the Social Innovation for ‘Scale and Growth’ SeeChange, UnLtd/Hefce . This step change has been prompted by the increasing public demand for access to justice. ARMA is the UK's professional association for research managers and administrators.

Dr Jane Krishnadas said: "This award reflects the importance of the Keele Research Team to create a secure and supportive environment for academics to create concepts and bring into fruition through public engagement and advocacy at the national and international level."


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