Fellow: Najwa Hassan

The Speakeasy

The Speakeasy has been helping people in financial difficulty for 25 years. We advise on debt, welfare benefits and housing problems and run a fuel poverty project. Since March 2015, we have worked with a large number of Cardiff solicitors to run a pro bono employment law clinic, which won the Lawworks Cymru Pro bono Award in 2015 and 2016.

We receive funding from the local authority to run a comprehensive welfare rights service in Cardiff along with Citizens Advice – Cardiff and Vale. We also receive charitable funding to provide further services from our main office and at outreach locations.

We have always sought both to employ and to train solicitors. We currently have three solicitors, all of whom trained at the Speakeasy and two trainee solicitors.

We aim to make our service accessible by holding drop-in clinics and working in outreach venues, while ensuring our solicitors and advisers have the time to take complex cases to court or First-Tier and Upper Tribunals.

For further information, visit our website.

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