Hannah Menard

Hannah Menard



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Hannah is interested in Clinical Legal Education, and is currently undertaking research on enhancing student engagement through the Legal Advice Clinic


Hannah qualified as a solicitor with Morgans Solicitors in Cardiff in 2007, specialising in Family Law. During her time at Morgans Solicitors, Hannah was responsible for the firm’s contracts with the Legal Aid Agency, which included contracts to provide both face to face and telephone advice in the areas of Family, Employment, Housing, Debt and Welfare Benefits.

Hannah subsequently worked for Jacklyn Dawson Solicitors in Newport and Monmouth as a Family Solicitor, before joining the University of South Wales (USW) in 2016 as a Lecturer in Legal Practice based in the School of Law, Accounting and Finance.

In May 2018, Hannah was appointed as the Director of the Legal Advice Clinic at USW, which is a student led, pro bono clinic offering legal advice to members of the public, students and staff.


Hannah is an experienced Consultant working with cpm21. She specialises in assisting law firms with SQM compliance, Lexcel implementation/compliance, file reviews and delivers training.


Other Interests

Hannah is a member and trustee of the Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO), and is actively involved in a number of community based projects including Streetlaw and ELiPS (Employment Litigant in Person Scheme).
Hannah sits on the LawWorks Cymru Advisory Group.
Hannah is currently serving a one year term as a member of the Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Advice Network steering group.

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (PGCLTHE), University of South Wales

Award Date: 1 Jun 2019

Legal Practice, Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC), Cardiff University – Distinction

Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

Law, LLB Law University of Southampton – 2:1

Award Date: 1 Jun 2002

External positions

Treasurer, Legal Wales Foundation

16 Feb 2022 → …

Board Member, Legal Wales Foundation

1 Jun 2020 → …

Steering Group Member, Cwm Taf Morgannwg Regional Advice Network

2 Sept 2019 → …

Trustee, Clinical Legal Education Organisation (CLEO)

5 Jun 2019 → …

Member Advisory Group, LawWorks Cymru

17 Jan 2019 → …


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