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The StreetLaw project in partnership with South West London Law Centres

The StreetLaw project in partnership with South West London Law Centres

The StreetLaw project at BPP University’s Law School will be delivering 12 community legal education workshops in partnership with South West London Law Centres starting this January.

The workshops have been picked by those who are part of the law centres Social Justice Network. 

The aim of BPP Streetlaw sessions is public legal education workshops, which aim to increase attendees’ knowledge and understanding of important areas of the law relevant to them. All the sessions are interactive and provide numerous opportunities for the audience to contribute their thoughts and ideas. Through this, they will be able to identify their rights and if necessary, they can seek legal advice on the areas covered.

Please note, legal advice will not be given during the sessions, but we will signpost them to sources of help.

To book any of the below workshops please use the link provided

Wednesday 26th January, 12noon - 1pm -- Employment Rights -- Online

This session covers main employment rights, discrimination and protected characteristics, the ‘gig’ economy, and agency workers’ rights.

Wednesday 9th February, 12noon - 1pm -- Employment Rights: Covid Testing, Jabs and Jobs -- Online

This session covers COVID testing in the workplace, whether businesses can require employees to be vaccinated, health and safety considerations in the workplace, travelling to/from work, and options such as working at home.

Wednesday 2nd March, 12noon - 1pm -- Common Landlord and Tenant Disputes - Online

This session focuses solely on private rented accommodation and centres on the following 3 scenarios

  • Landlord refusing to return the deposit
  • Landlord refusing to carry out repairs
  • Leaving a rented property before the fixed term has ended

Wednesday 16th March, 12noon - 1pm --Getting Your Voice heard (Voting and Petitions) – Women-focused - Online

During this session, there will be discussions on whether there need to be any laws changed to better support women and the ways that women can have an impact on law and policy changes.

Wednesday 30th March, 12noon - 1pm --Knife Crime -- Online

During this session, the criminal offence of possession of a weapon is potential sentences are highlighted. There are discussions with audience participation on their views on different objects and whether they would be committing a crime if found carrying them.

Wednesday 13th April, 12noon - 1pm -- Stop and Search - Online

This session covers the legal rules the police must abide by during a stop and search, what to expect from a stop and search, and recommended behaviours while being stopped and searched.

Wednesday 27th April, 12noon - 1pm --Redundancy -- Online 

This session includes the legal meaning of ‘redundancy’, what a fair process looks like, how to challenge a redundancy decision, rights regarding redundancy pay, and the relationship between furlough and redundancy.

Wednesday 11th May, 12noon - 1pm -- Discrimination (Disability) -- Online 

This session introduces disability discrimination and the duties of employers to assist those who have a disability.

Wednesday 25th May, time TBC -- Domestic Abuse -- In-person

During the session, there are details on the forms domestic violence can take, criminal law protection, and sources of help for someone experiencing abuse.

Wednesday 8th June, time TBC -- Having Contact with Your Children --In-person

This session provides information on the options available to try to maintain contact with a child following separation, who has ‘parental responsibilities, and information on contacting children in care.

Wed 22nd June, time TBC -- Employment Rights for Working Mothers (1.5-2 hours) -- Online

This session covers the protection for working mothers from discrimination when applying for or in work as well as rights regarding childcare, breastfeeding at work, and taking time off, such as when your child is sick.

Wed 6th July, time TBC --Keeping Your Kids Safe Online (2 hours) --Online

During this session, there is an overview of what children may be doing online, the risks associated with this, and where parents/children can get help if they are worried about something online.

Who to contact

E-mail
info@sentalk.org
Website
Sen Talk's Website

Where to go

Name
Online

Time / Date Details

Time of day
Evening
Afternoon
Morning

Costs

Details
Free

Last updated: 13 Jan 2022