Legal clinic wins special recognition award

Eric Klotz receiving the award for City Enterprise Services. Image Credit: PraxosUnico

PraxosUnico’s Impact Awards have rewarded the achievements of City Enterprise Services, which operates within The City Law School – honouring it with a special recognition award.

We’ve covered the innovative work of City Enterprise Services, a legal clinic set up to provide free advice to local businesses and start-ups, in several posts over the past year, and it is fantastic to see it recognised nationally. In March the service won first prize in the Intellectual Property Office’s Fast Forward Competition. The PraxosUnico Impact Awards identify teams who have taken research and expertise ‘beyond its creation in higher education, charities and public sector for the wider benefit of society and the economy’. The judging panel described it as a ‘unique law incubator for technology start-ups’.

City Enterprise Services, a legal clinic set up to provide free advice to local businesses and start-ups, was honoured with a special recognition award. The judging panel described it as a ‘unique law incubator for technology start-ups’.

Staffed by City Law School students who are supervised by local professionals including barristers, solicitors and accountants, the project has already assisted more than 300 businesses in London. It was founded in 2011 by Reader in Law, Dr David Collins and City alumnus Eric Klotz who commented:

“The receipt of prestigious awards such as this provides us with a great impetus to expand and develop our project. We look forward to other universities developing similar legal clinics which can benefit both the start-up community and the wider economy.”

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