I am deeply honoured (and shocked) to have been chosen as the 2014 recipient of the Law Centres Network’s ‘Reita Clarke Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement‘ on Friday 28th November, the day after my Call to the Bar by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.
The Reita Clarke Memorial award was created in memory of the late Reita Clarke, long-time Trustee of Luton Law Centre and member of LCN’s Executive Committee. It is awarded every year at LCN’s national conference in recognition of outstanding work by people within the Law Centres movement.
The judges said they chose me because of my “award winning initiatives, (my) dynamism and creativity, and for (my)commitment to justice for the people of Hackney”.
I would like to thank my colleagues at Hackney Community Law Centre (HCLC) for nominating me (secretly) for the award and for giving me such strong support since I joined HCLC.