Our talented and dedicated team has regularly been recognised for their commitment to local people, to our community and to justice.
These are some of the awards we have won and been shortlisted for:
Employee Volunteer of the Year Award
Our pro bono volunteers, Sital Somaiya (Family Law) and Charlotte Pugh (Immigration Law) have both been awarded joint first place for Employee Volunteer of the Year Award in the Merton Partnership Civic Pride Volunteer Awards Celebration 2023!
Excellence Award for Outstanding Achievement 2022
Our immigration solicitor Rajitha Kumar was one of only three people this year to be awarded an Oustanding Achievement Award from the Law Centres Network.
IMA Money Advice Awards finalists 2022
Our Money Advice Team, led by Roni Marsh, was shortlisted for the Debt Team of the Year in the 2022 IMA Money Advice Awards.
Debt Free London Awards winner 2021
Our Money Advice team was awarded the Debt Team of the Year Award in the inaugural Debt Free London Awards 2021.
Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution 2021
This award from Law Centres Network was given to our housing solicitor Claudia Estephane for her work on cases regarding homelessness and/or domestic abuse, and also for her role on our diversity and inclusion group.
Law Society Awards finalists 2021
We were shortlisted and then highly commended in the ‘Excellence in Access to Justice’ category in the Law Society Awards 2021.
IMA Money Advice Awards finalists 2021
Roni Marsh, Money Advice team leader, was shortlisted for the Money Adviser of the Year Award, and, along with the rest of the Money Advice team, was a finalist for the Innovation and Impact Award.
Housing Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year finalist 2021
Jeinsen Lam, Housing team leader for Croydon, was shortlisted for the Housing Lawyer of the Year Award at the 2021 LALYs.
Winner of Legal Aid Firm of 2020
We’re honoured to have won the national award for Legal Aid Firm of the Year. These annual awards are organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group to celebrate the work of social justice lawyers, with the award ceremony on 7 July 2020. You can read more here.
Excellence Award for Outstanding Contribution by a Law Centre 2019
This award from the Law Centres Network was given to us for: ‘For having rebuilt, consolidated and now become a leading Law Centre. We want to recognise the team not just for their high quality legal work, but also for their kindness, sensitivity and tenacity in securing the best outcomes for people who have suffered so much.’
Volunteer Involving Organisation of the Year 2019
We and our volunteer lawyers were winners at the Merton Partnership Awards 2019.
Outstanding contribution to volunteering 2018
Our volunteers were the winners of the Team London Awards 2018.
Legal Aid Team of the Year 2017
Our immigration team won Legal Aid Team of the Year at the Solicitor Journal Awards 2017.
Winner of Croydon Mayor Award 2017
Our legal advisers in Croydon were winners of the Croydon Mayor Award 2017.
Shortlisted for Legal Aid Team of the Year 2016
Our housing team was shortlisted for Legal Aid Team of the Year at the Solicitor Journal Awards 2016.
Advancing Equalities Award 2016
Our immigration solicitor Rajitha Kumar was the first ever recipient of the Olaronke Flora Williams Memorial Award for Advancing Equalities in 2016.
Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Finalist 2016
Rajitha Kumar was also a finalist for Children’s Rights Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year in 2016.
Debt Advice Provider of the Year Finalist 2016
Our debt team was shortlisted for Debt Team of the Year at the Institute of Money Advisors Awards 2016.
The team were also finalists in two categories at the Collections & Customer Services Awards run by Credit Strategy.
Roni Marsh, Debt Team Leader, has also been shortlisted for Money Adviser of the Year at the Money Advice Awards 2017 run by the institute of Money Advisers.