The South West Employment Rights Centre (SWERC) offers legal advice and representation to clients who have employment law problems, usually related to disciplinary or grievances at work, dismissal, redundancy or discrimination.
The centre only represents employees and the work is concentrated on those in the lowest paid and most vulnerable employment positions. The centre benefits from the support of local practitioners and is supervised by an experienced employment law advisor.
Students working in SWERC have successfully settled and won many cases. The success of the centre can be attributed to the dedication and quality work of our students. Conducting cases from beginning to end allows students to gain invaluable experience and a great range of skills, such as file management, writing, drafting, communication and advocacy. SWERC has previously achieved the National Junior Lawyers Pro-bono Award, demonstrating the quality of our students’ work.