Host Organisation: Coram Children’s Legal Centre 2022

Jack Howes

Briefly explain your most recent educational background and any work (paid or voluntary) you were doing before you began your Fellowship?

Jack has been a Paralegal in the Education Law team at Coram Children’s Legal Centre (CCLC), first joining in January 2019. Jack left CCLC for a brief period to complete his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, in which he achieved a distinction. He then returned to CCLC in July 2021, progressing to becoming a Legal Aid Supervisor. Jack has 4 years’ experience in education law, assisting parents and young people in appealing to the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs & Disability) against the contents of Education, Health and Care Plans. Jack has also worked on discrimination claims.

Why did you want to apply for a Justice First Fellowship?

Jack has been working in legal aid since 2019, during this time he has experienced first-hand how crucial it is that everyone is able to access justice. Jack is keen to develop his career within the social welfare sector and continue to advocate for his clients. Jack feels that the Fellowship is a fantastic opportunity to progress in his career in the social welfare sector, with the added opportunity of enabling him to undertake a project that aims to improve access to justice, with a specific focus on CCLC’s areas of practice.

Complete the following sentence: ‘Outside of my legal interests, I enjoy…’

… running a few days per week and competing in road races. Jack is a shareholder in his local community owned non-league football club, Grays Athletic and follows them home and away throughout the football season. As well as football, Jack enjoys watching motorsports, tennis and attending a wide variety of concerts.

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