The nominations are in for this year's Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards and we've been shortlisted in the not-for-profit agency category.
In the three years since we founded, our team has already won important victories to help protect the victims of trafficking and modern slavery. These include:
- Forcing the government to review their legal aid provision for victims
- Representing a child in the first ever trafficking case in the Supreme Court
- Bringing the first ever successful claim for caste discrimination
- Challenging the abuse of diplomatic immunity
- Obtaining a declaration of incompatibility under the Human Rights Act
- Campaigning to improve the rights of Overseas Domestic Workers.
Victoria Marks, a founding member of ATLEU, said:
'We are delighted that our efforts have been recognised by the judging panel for the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year awards. Our fellow nominees in this category, the Islington Law Centre and KRW Law, as well as all the other finalists demonstrate the vast amount of vital work that is being carried out in the legal aid sector.'
The winners will be announced by Baroness Doreen Lawrence at a ceremony in central London on 7 July 2016.
The full list of finalists can be found here.