Govan Law Centre is proud that Mike Dailly – our Principal Solicitor and Solicitor Advocate – was awarded the Outstanding Contribution to the Scottish legal profession at last nights Law Awards of Scotland.
Mike said: “I’m deeply honoured to receive this amazing award and it’s testimony to the remarkable work of all of my colleagues at Govan Law Centre. It’s always about team work for us and this very kind recognition highlights the outstanding work of community law centres across Scotland and the U.K.”
Mike has been a stalwart of the legal profession and community law centres in Scotland for over 25 years, campaigning for social justice and improved rights for those who need them most in our society.
Over the last year, he has appeared before the Division and Outer House in a number of strategic cases securing the right to backdated child tax credits for UK refugees and clarifying the remedy of judicial review in relation to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman.
Last year, Mike drafted the Fair Rents (Scotland) Bill for Pauline McNeill MSP which has helped put the issue of unsustainable private rents high up on the Scottish political agenda.
Working with colleagues at Govan Law Centre, Mike was able to launch two new projects in the last 12 months: a Women’s and Children’s Rights project with a focus on preventing homelessness and tackling domestic violence and DebtNavigator.Scot – a Scotland-wide, free online advice service where the public can chat confidentially to money advisers and solicitors about money worries.