Law Clinic Shortlisted for Two Herald Society Awards


The Law Clinic has been shortlisted for two awards at the Herald Society Awards 2016.  The Executive Committee has been shortlisted for the Herald Society Team of the Year Award while administrator Diane Inglis has been shortlisted for the Unsung Hero Award.

The Executive Committee is formed of staff members and student volunteers who are responsible for matters such as recruitment, training, IT, publicity, Clinic development and external relations. The Committee also consists of elected members who take the lead on policy making and ad hoc tasks to ensure that the Clinic meets its objectives.

Diane Inglis, the Clinic’s Administrator, fields all incoming contact to the Law Clinic, and also acts as a go-to for the students and the staff of the Clinic for the majority of the day-to-day issues in the Clinic.

The Herald Society Awards were launched in 2008 to celebrate and recognise the vital work taking place in the public and voluntary sector.  This year’s award ceremony is taking place on Wednesday 2 November at the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow.

Professor Donald Nicolson, Law Clinic Director, remarked:

“I owe a huge debt to the Executive Committee students. It is their endless enthusiasm, commitment, and sense of responsibility which enables the Clinic to play such an important role in redressing access to justice and allows me to juggle being Director with my academic responsibilities.

The students put in hours equivalent to that of a number of paid administrators to ensure that the Clinic operates effectively on a day to day basis, and they do so in a very reliable and highly professional manner. When a task is undertaken by Executive Committee members, I can always be confident that it will be done efficiently and timeously.”

On Diane’s nomination, Professor Nicolson said:

“Diane has brought a new level of professionalism by ensuring that the Clinic runs more smoothly than ever before. Diane has a brilliant manner with the public and is able to reassure and pacify very stressed clients whom she treats with dignity and respect. Diane has also proved to be an invaluable source of support to students, cheerfully sorting out their problems and providing a shoulder to cry on when things do not go well. She epitomises selfless service to the community.”