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Marie Froysa Hole is a now a qualified solicitor!


MarieHCLC is delighted to announce that on Monday 2nd of November 2015, our trainee solicitor Marie Froysa Hole (pictured right) was officially admitted to the Solicitor's Regulation Authority roll as a solicitor!


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 prepare for their ESA and DLA tribunal appeals.


Thanks to the London Borough of Hackney who provided us with special funding, HCLC was able to appoint Marie Froysa Hole as our new Benefits Caseworker in September 2013. Marie also undertook a training contract with HCLC between September 2013 and September 2015 completing seats in immigration, housing and welfare benefits.


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.


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.


Welcoming Marie's qualification as a solicitor, HCLC manager Sean Canning said: "Marie has been an outstanding trainee throughout her employment with HCLC. She joined us initially as a volunteer in 2012 and showed a strong aptitude to learn as well as a passionate commitment to use her legal training to help our most vulnerable clients. She is a great asset to the staff team."


HCLC Chair Ian Rathbone said: "I am pleased that Marie has qualified as a solicitor. She will be an excellent addition to our team of solicitors and help bring an even better service to our clients! I have noted her attention to detail, and persistence in the face of bureaucratic difficulties. We value Marie highly as a member of the team".