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Windrush Compensation Project

The Windrush Compensation Project forms part of the free Legal Advice Clinic at the University of Leicester and works in partnership with United Legal Access. The Project works with victims of the ‘Windrush Scandal’ from across Leicester and surrounding areas, assisting them with applications for compensation under the government’s ‘Windrush Compensation Scheme’. 


We are offering a free service where we help potential claimants to consider whether or not they are eligible, what they can claim for, and how to prove it. We also assist in getting hold of supporting documents where needed.

Due to the Windrush Compensation Scheme being a government-run scheme, many have an understandable mistrust in “the system”. By raising awareness locally, we can help people to work through their concerns and find out more about the Scheme. Our main goal is to seek justice for those harmed by the ‘Windrush Scandal’, by ensuring that they have the tools to make the strongest application for compensation possible.

Our team is made up of six students and one supervising solicitor, all of whom have been trained to assist claimants. The team consists of a communication liaison officer, publicity director, legal creative director, digital outreach director, policy director and project director.

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If you have any further questions about this project please email: or our Co-Directors (below)

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