Clinic Director

Freedom Law Clinic - sqe preparation and pro bono opportunities

Legal education
that changes
the world

Over 1000 students from 30 universities delivering in excess of 600,000 pro bono hours per year.

We create innovative pro bono opportunities for students to gain unparalleled access to criminal appeal cases and provide vital assistance to clients who can’t fund legal representation and might otherwise be denied access to justice.


Our students work on real cases under the guidance of expert lawyers. They get access to the most rewarding and interesting pro bono casework imaginable. Our clients get free help and the benefit of the most enquiring minds, emergent legal talent and knowledge, supported by a permanent caseworker team recruited from the best and brightest students and graduates on our programmes.

Some of the institutions
we work with...
Criminal appeals - help with applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission
What we do

SQE 1 & 2 + Qualifying
Work Experience

Comprehensive preparation for the the SQE, £245 per month, pay as you go. For aspiring solicitors to gain entry into practice

Develop functional legal knowledge and practical skills for the SQE 1 and SQE 2 assessment, while gaining Qualifying Work Experience.

My Skill
Web Designer 50%
Criminal appeals - help with applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission
What we do

Pro Bono
Criminal Appeals

Opportunities for students to gain unaparalled access to criminal appeals casework and help move our client's cases forward

Develop functional legal knowledge and practical skills for the SQE 1 and SQE 2 assessment, while gaining Qualifying Work Experience.

My Skill
Web Designer 50%
Criminal appeals - help with applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission
What we do

Pro Bono
Fitness to Practice

Opportunities for students to gain unaparalled access to criminal appeals casework and help move our client's cases forward

Develop functional legal knowledge and practical skills for the SQE 1 and SQE 2 assessment, while gaining Qualifying Work Experience.

My Skill
Web Designer 50%
Updates

The latest from FLC

Lunchtime Crime Series

Legal education

Train to be a solicitor - £245 per month

Our latest legal education programme is designed to make qualifying as a solicitor even more affordable, accessible and flexible…for everyone. From September 2021 our full SQE programme including Qualifying Work Experience will be available on a pay-as-you-go basis…

Youth violence and knife crime

Launch event

Throughout 2021 the clinic will be focussing on the issue of youth violence and knife crime, bringing together experts, academics and students .

Understanding criminal appeals

The White House Farm murders

Watch our video intro series where Luke Gittos talks about criminal appeals in the context of the Jeremy Bamber and the ‘White House Farm’ murders of 1985.

Race and policing

Essay competition winners

Following our incredibly successful Race and Policing Forum in the summer of 2020, the winners of the essay prize are announced.

Video and Podcasts

Criminal justice system and Covid-19

Listen to the inaugural edition of our podcast where we interview James Mullholland QC, chair of the Criminal Bar Association, talking about the response to the pandemic.

Civil Liberties in the Lockdown

Final report published

Read the culmination of students’ work tracking and analysing the legislative and policing response to Covid-19.

 

News and Opinion

News, views and updates from the FLC team

Find out more about what is happening with FLC, our programmes and our take on some of the topical legal and law-related issues facing society today.

About us

Our story & our people

We are our people, because our people give their time freely
to make all of our projects and programmes a success.

Our mission:
Innovative
Legal
Education

The Freedom Law Clinic was established in 2015 as a pro bono and alternatively funded project looking at apparent cases of miscarriages of justice, providing support to convicted prisoners who are maintaining their innocence.

As a result of our initial work, we developed a unique programme which harnesses the power of students to provide vital resource for those who are not able to afford representation and might otherwise be denied access to justice.

Now we are a Community Interest Company and fund our work through a diverse range of paid-for education services. We keep our overheads to a minimum and any profit we make is retained within the company and reinvested to fulfil our long term goal of delivering legal education that really does change the world.

The FLC team
Luke Gittos- Freedom Law Clinic

Luke Gittos

Solicitor, Clinic Director

Luke is a criminal lawyer at Murrays Partnership Solicitors and a specialist in complex criminal litigation. He qualified in 2013 and has been working in criminal justice since 2009. He is the case supervisor for all our criminal work.

Grant Ambridge - Freedom Law Clinic

Grant Ambridge

Solicitor, Director

Grant is senior partner at Murrays Partnership Solicitors and a highly-regarded expert in complex criminal cases.

Khaled Hussain-Dupré

Casework Director

Khaled is the clinic’s most senior caseworker having completed our recruitment programme in 2017. He has worked extensively developing the Clinic’s relationships with new partners and been central to our recent applications to the CCRC.

Luke Gittos- Freedom Law Clinic

Benjamin Bardell

Programme Manager

Luke is a criminal lawyer at Murrays Partnership Solicitors and a specialist in complex criminal litigation. He qualified in 2013 and has been working in criminal justice since 2009. He is the case supervisor for all our criminal work.

Grant Ambridge - Freedom Law Clinic

Vanessa Beck

Development Manager

Grant is senior partner at Murrays Partnership Solicitors and a highly-regarded expert in complex criminal cases.

Sam Wilson

Programme Coordinator - FTP

Khaled is the clinic’s most senior caseworker having completed our recruitment programme in 2017. He has worked extensively developing the Clinic’s relationships with new partners and been central to our recent applications to the CCRC.

Freedom Law Clinic - sqe preparation and pro bono opportunities

Freedom Law Clinic is a Community Interest Company registered (10227294) in England. That means that any profit we make goes straight back in to providing more legal education and assistance to clients in line with our mission statement.

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