Dalston Pop-Up shortlisted for Halsbury Legal Award!

Halsbury2013_CMYK_logo_FinalistWe are delighted to announce that ‘Dalston Pop-Up’, our dedicated evening debt and consumer law advice service, in partnership with BPP Law School; Debevoise and Plimpton LLPFaegre Baker Daniels LLPLaw Works; and the London Borough of Hackney Libraries Service , has been shortlisted for a Halsbury Legal Award!

The Halsbury Legal Awards celebrate excellence in the law and great contribution to the legal sector.

Dalston Pop-Up has been shortlisted in the ‘Pro Bono Team of the Year‘ category alongside Hogan Lovells Pro Bono Team, Kent Law Clinic and Northumbria University School of Law.

Credit-Card-Debt-CollectorsDalston Pop-Up was launched in October 2012 to  provide assistance to people requiring help with consumer and debt problems.  The high quality free legal service provides assistance to people requiring help with consumer and debt problems.

To access the service, people who live or work in Hackney must call 020 7633 4531 and leave their name and contact telephone number.  A law student from BPP then calls back during office hours to gather more detailed information about the problem.  An appointment may then be made for the person seeking help with a lawyer volunteering on a Tuesday evening between 6pm and 8pm.

All Tuesday evening appointments take place in Dalston CLR James Library.  At the library appointment, the lawyer will provide the client with a letter of advice and discuss it with them in detail.

Commenting on the new of the Halsbury Award shortlisting, HCLC Chair Ian Rathbone said: “Dalston Pop-Up’s an excellent and fruitful partnership which has seen a huge demand for the service, clearly much needed in Hackney. Those involved have to work hard but I know it is very rewarding.  We are grateful to Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP and the students and the BPP law school students and tutors who give their time and invaluable legal experience – for free – to help the people of Hackney gain access to justice”.

A huge thank you to tutors Jessica Austen, Laura Rowland and Diana Kirsch at BPP Law School; Rebecca Greenhalgh from Debevoise and Plimpton LLP; Stephen Llewellyn from Faegre Baker Daniels LLP; Law Works; and Adrian Morris, Earl Bailey, Anthony Kane, Michelle Gardner and Dharminder Singh from the London Borough of Hackney Libraries Service for all of their efforts in helping to get this much needed – and now nationally shortlisted! – new evening service off the ground.