CV

Cambridge University law graduate with over thirty years’ experience as a welfare benefits adviser

  • advising the public and other advisers about claiming benefits
  • representing claimants at appeals
  • devising and delivering training courses
  • publishing web pages, factsheets and leaflets

Previous employment

  • Mary Ward Legal Centre
  • Child Poverty Action Group
  • Disability Rights UK
  • Action on Hearing Loss (formerly RNID)
  • Lasa (formerly London Advice Services Alliance)
  • Working Families

Public speaking

Training courses

  • Have administered, devised and delivered Disability Rights UK’s programme of benefits training courses (2013 to 2015)
  • Have provided comprehensive lecture courses on social security benefits for the Pro Bono Community to train law students to provide advice in London Law Centres (2014 to 2015).

Publications

Events

Benefits Take-up

  • Set up and ran a project that gained over £2 million in benefits for local people, 1997 to 2001
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