Professor Dame Hazel Genn to lead new projects with The Legal Education Foundation on the link between legal and health problems
July 28, 2017
Professor Dame Hazel Genn is to continue ground breaking research into the value of integrating legal advice in health settings for promoting health and wellbeing with the support of new funding from the Legal Education Foundation. The project, 'The Value of Health-Justice Partnerships – Research on Outcomes, Implementation and Future Directions', will enable Professor Genn and the UCL Centre for Access to Justice to continue development of vital work looking at the link between legal and health problems.
Katy Watts, Justice First Fellow, and a Channel 4 documentary on “Turing’s Law”
July 10, 2017
Katy Watts, one of the Foundation's first Justice First Fellows, appears in a documentary on More 4 talking about work she developed whilst on the Fellowship scheme. Katy undertook her Fellowship at Public Law Project and is now employed there as a solicitor. Her Fellowship project looked at “Alan Turing’s Law”.
Katy wrote about this work in The Independent in October 2016:
“The Government announced this week that thousands of men with historic convictions for consensual gay sex offences will be posthumously pardoned. It also announced a pardon for the living, estimated to be as many as 15,000 men. What the announcement failed to mention is how difficult it will be for the men living with a conviction for consensual gay sex to actually receive a pardon.”
CONVICTED FOR LOVE tells the story of four gay men who have faced discrimination over their homosexuality and, despite Turing’s Law, continue to experience injustice.
The programme will air on More 4 at 10.00 pm on Monday 10th July.
Advicenow wins at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2017
July 10, 2017
The Foundation sponsors the Access to Justice through IT award at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards. This year’s winner was Advicenow – an on-line resource for litigants in person that provides accurate and clear information in a user-friendly format, including via a series of explainer videos. Advicenow is part of Law for Life which works to help people understand their rights and have the confidence and skills to enforce them.
Photo credit: Robert Aberman
Members of the Advicenow team are presented with their award by Baroness Doreen Lawrence.
World Premiere of ‘Nadia’ at BAFTA
July 7, 2017
The first of four films being produced by Fully Focused Productions dealing with young people, housing, homelessness and the law was premiered yesterday at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) in Piccadilly.
The Foundation made a grant to Fully Focused Productions to make the films.
The second film, 'Eviction', will be released in two weeks.