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Welcoming HCLC's new Benefits Caseworker


Marie picThanks to the London Borough of Hackney who have provided us with special funding, HCLC is delighted to welcome Marie Froysa Hole (pictured right) to the Centre as our new Benefits Caseworker.


Marie studied International Relations at the London School of Economics before undertaking a Graduate Diploma in law at BPP Law School. She also completed the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the College of Law (now the University of Law), where she specifically chose to study electives focusing on legal aid law. Marie first came to HCLC as a volunteer whilst a student.  


At that time, she assisted with the dedicated evening Welfare Benefits drop-in, which helped people to, among other things, prepare for their ESA and DLA tribunal appeals. Prior to joining HCLC as a volunteer, Marie undertook internships with Anti-Slavery International and Geneva for Human Rights, an organisation that trains regional human rights defenders to understand United Nations processes. Marie speaks Norwegian, Swedish, French, and intermediate Arabic.

HCLC Manager Sean Canning said: “We are grateful to the London Borough of Hackney for making funding available to HCLC to appoint a dedicated Benefits Caseworker at a time of rising demand.  Marie Froysa Hole, a former HCLC volunteer, is a hardworking and diligent benefits caseworker who is already doing a wonderful job”.