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Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre Fellowships are awarded to individuals who have given an outstanding contribution to the Centre.


Fellowships were given to:

  • HHJ Freeland KC, a Circuit Judge at the Central London County Court who has for many years worked with QMLAC students to provide court based teaching initiatives and led training on the law on civil actions against police officers.
  • HHJ Baucher, a circuit judge at the Central London County Court who for many years has worked to forward the teaching initiatives of the QMLAC.  Supporting court based teaching, including the Plea in Mitigation Competition.
  • Mark Pring, a Partner at Reed Smith Solicitors who oversees and steers Reed Smiths 18 year involvement in the QMLAC.


Fellowships were given to;

  • Maria Patsalos, a partner at Mishcon de Reya, who as well as providing immigration supervision for student legal advisors also co-founded the Black Justice Project in partnership with QMLAC, to help tackle/combat the long-term discrimination against the Black community.
  • Simon Lim, a partner at Bross Bennett, for his commitment to pro-bono work with the University, particularly his long-time student supervisor role in the area of family law.
  • Nerys Evans, former Manager for the Department of Law who championed the work of the Centre for over 16 years. 


Fellowships were given to;

  • Philip Ogden, former Queen Mary Professor of Geography, who was instrumental in establishing the QMLAC
  • William Wilson, former head of the QM School of Law, who played a crucial role in in setting up and supporting the QMLAC in it’s early years.
  • Vitoria Nabas, who has for over 15 years and counting, provided supervision and support to student legal advisors in the area of immigration.
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