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Au revoir Angharad!


AHHCLC is sad to be saying au revoir to our brilliant intern Angharad Monk (pictured right)who joined us in July.


This was Angharad's second stint at HCLC as she previously volunteered with HCLC last summer. Over the last 2 months, Angharad has been an invaluable source of support to HCLC's Senior Housing Solicitor Nathaniel Mathews.


She has worked on housing cases dealing with homelessness, possession and eviction issues, interviewed clients, drafted bundles and letters of representation.


Angharad has also prepared written instructions to counsel and attended court to clerk and assisted with HCLC's welfare benefits work. She represented HCLC clients at their first tier tribunal in Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence payment (PIP) appeals.


She also carried out work for Nathaniel Mathews on overlapping housing/housing benefit cases.


Angharad will begin her studies on the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at City Law School later this month as she hopes to become a barrister. She is keen to practice in public law with a specialism in housing law.


Commenting on her time at HCLC, Angharad said: "It's been wonderful to have been an intern and volunteer at HCLC. I don't think that I could have gained such a wide range of practical experience in legal aid law elsewhere. The great thing about interning at HCLC is that you are really able to get involved in the work of the centre. I was given a high level of responsibility and felt that my judgment was respected. I would like to thank everyone at HCLC, particularly Nathaniel, for teaching me so much about housing law".