LawWorks Clinics Conference 2022: Connecting with Communities

We are pleased to invite you to our fourth Clinics Conference, a hybrid event taking place at Herbert Smith Freehills in London and online.

The conference is kindly sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills and will bring together pro bono clinic coordinators, supervisors and volunteers from different organisations and specialisms as well as stakeholders from the wider advice sector.

Please find an outline of the day and overview of the sessions below. Panel sessions and keynote will take place in person and will be streamed to online attendees. Breakout sessions will take place exclusively in person or online.

When registering for the conference, you reserve a place to attend either in person or online. With each option you will be able to attend one of two breakout sessions (further details are in the programme below).


Conference programme

9:30 - 10:00

Registration and networking

In-person only

10:00 - 10:15

Welcome and introduction

In-person only, streamed online

10:15 - 11:30

Panel 1 - Unpacking the relationship between legal aid & pro bono

In-person and streamed online


  • Kaye Howells, Senior Lecturer in Law and Student Legal Advice Centre Lead, University of Derby
  • Alison Lamb, Chief Executive, RCJ Advice
  • Chris Minnoch, Chief Executive, Legal Aid Practitioners Group
  • Jo Wilding, Freelance researcher; Barrister at Garden Court Chambers

  • James Sandbach, London Development Manager, Citizens Advice

11:45 - 12:30

Breakout session

In-person attendees can choose from:

Measuring impact for policy and campaigning


  • Carol Storer, Consultant
  • Clare Dumbill, Litigation Associate, Hogan Lovells
  • Sue Wardell, Business Development Manager, Suffolk Law Centre

Collaborating to assist refugees


  • James Conyers, Refugee Action
  • Susan Reardon-Smith, Clinic Coordinator, University of London Refugee Law Clinic
  • Jo Wilding, Freelance researcher; Barrister at Garden Court Chambers

Online attendees may choose from:

Making data protection work at clinics


  • Dr Simon Davey, Managing Director and Innovation and Change Lead, Omega Alpha Ltd
  • Diana Kirsch, Director of Pro Bono, University of Hertfordshire
  • Rebecca Howells, Law Clinic coordinator, University of Hertfordshire

Co-production in free legal advice services


  • Eleanor Barrow, Membership and Training Officer, LawWorks
  • Karen Taylor, Citizens Advice, Rhondda Cynon Taff

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch break

13:30 - 14:00

Keynote: Yasmine Ahmed, UK Director, Human Rights Watch

In-person and streamed online

14:05 - 15:10

Panel 2 - Access to legal services for diverse communities

In-person and streamed online


  • Abiodun Michael Olatokun, Research Leader in Citizenship & the Rule of Law, and Head of Public and Youth Engagement, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • Karen Bailey, Principal Solicitor, Bailey Wright & Co
  • Reshma Derasari, Clinic Supervising Solicitor and Lecturer, University of Roehampton
  • Richard Owen, Professor at Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University 

15:15 - 15:30

Conference close

in-person and streamed online

15:30 - 16:00






To attend - book your place on Eventbrite



Event date:
Friday, June 17, 2022 - 09:30 to 16:00
Event Type:


Online and Herbert Smith Freehills in London
Primrose Street
EC2A 2EG London
United Kingdom