The Windrush Justice Clinic assists victims of the Windrush scandal to obtain compensation for the losses and distress they have suffered because of the hostile environment.

The Windrush Justice Clinic is run by a collaboration of partners, including the legal advice clinics at the University of Westminster, University of Greenwich and London South Bank University; North Kensington Law Centre, Southwark Law Centre, the Claudia Jones Organisation, the Windrush Compensation Project and the Jigsaw House Society.

The Windrush Compensation Scheme was established so that people could get some recompense for their suffering. Claims could include: illegal imprisonment and deportation, loss of employment, immigration and legal fees for unsuccessful applications, loss of access to higher education, or international student fees, loss of homes, frozen bank accounts, lack of access to welfare benefits and health care.

The service provided includes advice, assistance, casework and representation. Where specialist immigration advice or legal representation is needed we can refer to one of the specialists within our network as appropriate. We will advise you on your entitlement to compensation taking a specialist approach that seeks to recompense you justly

The clinics are there as the frontline help to offer initial assistance, and all clients will be assessed to decide what level of help they need. All students working in the clinics are closely supervised by qualified solicitors, barristers, or accredited caseworkers.
The service will run from the week beginning the 2nd November but enquiries will be accepted before that date. If you think you may have a claim or have made a claim and want assistance with a review, please contact the clinic nearest to your home and they will be happy to assist you.

UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC

E: lawclinic@westminster.ac.uk

T: 020 3506 9626 (24 hours answerphone please leave a message we will return your call within 48 hours where possible)

Online enquiry form: CLICK HERE

We are currently operating an online service.

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC

Email: legaladvicecentre@gre.ac.uk

Website URL: http://www.gre.ac.uk/legal-advice-centre

How to contact: Phone (0208 331 9947 24 hours answerphone please leave a message we will return your call within 48 hours where possible)

Enquiry form:  https://www.gre.ac.uk/legal-advice-centre/contact

We are currently operating a telephone and online service. If you have trouble accessing online services please let us know by leaving a phone message and we can arrange a socially distant face-to-face appointment where it is safe to do so, and the government guidelines allow.

LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY LEGAL ADVICE CLINIC

How to contact: The LSBU Legal Advice Clinic is a drop-in clinic. We operate service on The Clinic is open term time only as set out below:

Autumn: Tuesday 22 September 2020 – Friday 11 December 2020

Winter: Tuesday 26 January 2021 – Friday 26 March 2021

Spring: Tuesday 20 April 2021 – Wednesday 7 May 2021

 

The Clinic is based at:

Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation,

1 St George’s Circus, London SE1 OAP

020 7815 5450

 

Website URL: www.lsbu.ac.uk/legaladviceclinic

Email legaladvice@lsbu.ac.uk

 

Please telephone 020 7815 5450 at the following times if you wish to access an appointment:

  • Tuesday: 10am until 10.30am for an appointment the same morning from 10:30am to 12pm.
  • Wednesday: 10am until 10.30am for an appointment the same morning from 10:30am to 12pm and then 3pm to 3.30pm for an appointment the same afternoon from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.
  • Friday: 10am until 10.30am for an appointment the same afternoon from 10:30am to 12pm.

The Windrush Justice launch event will be held on the 20th October  details will be advertised on twitter as well as other media platforms  https://twitter.com/WindrushJC

 

The Windrush Justice Clinic is currently fundraising for a centralised website, phoneline and staff.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/windrushjusticeclinic