Host Organisation: Just for Kids Law

Alex Temple

I completed my degree in Law in 2012 and masters degree in Public International Law in 2013. I studied both of these at the University of Kent. During the course of my postgraduate degree I wrote a dissertation on international human rights law, discussing the importance of a strong, recognised and uniform global standard for the basic obligations a state owes to any individual.

Between 2009 and 2012 I volunteered at the Kent Law Clinic, working on cases in a range of practice fields including housing, contract and social welfare. I also managed junior volunteers and helped with the running of 3 different weekly clinics in east Kent. I then worked at Samphire, helping to develop their Legal Advice Project, offering advice and supporting detainees of the Dover Immigration Removals Centre.

Following my studies I took up posts in a number of commercial law firms. I worked as a Medical Negligence Paralegal at Irwin Mitchell between 2015 and 2017. During this time I was a part of the Pro-Bono Committee and worked with pro bono lawyers across the midlands to celebrate, promote and further their achievements in improving access to justice.

These experiences showed me the importance social welfare law and the power that committed and capable lawyers have to make a real difference in people’s lives. I look forward to improve access to justice with my host organisation, Just for Kids Law.

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