Pro bono charity LawWorks is to extend its presence in Wales over the next five years having been awarded £422,760 from the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF).

The charity aims to facilitate more clinics in healthcare and community mental health settings to improve access for vulnerable people.

LawWorks currently supports a network of 40 independent pro bono clinics in Wales, where volunteers provide free legal advice on issues such as housing, welfare benefits, employment and family law. 

Over the last three years, LawWorks has established eight new clinics and doubled the number of volunteers.

The number of clients receiving free legal advice and support from LawWorks clinics in Wales reached over...

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