DIRECTOR & SOLICITOR
Sean started his career working in the social housing movement where he began work as a housing worker.
He then became Director of An Teach Irish Housing Association, an organisation which specialises in working with young, single homeless people in Haringey. Sean has worked in the Law Centre movement for the last ten years as Director of the North Kensington Law Centre and now Hackney and Camden Law Centre’s. He has extensive experience of fundraising, managing legal aid contracts and developing volunteer programmes.
Sean was instrumental in setting up the Advice Now project in Kensington and Chelsea – a collaborative £500,000 project funded by the Big Lottery Fund to offer a wider range of all types of advice services.
Sean has been Treasurer of the Law Centres Network for three years (2007-2010) and has served as a member of the Law Centres Network Executive Committee for several years. He is a school governor.
Ruth is CCLC’s Welfare Benefits supervisor. Ruth first started working at CCLC in September 2014 as a welfare benefits caseworker.
She then worked at Plumsted Law Centre before returning to Camden in May 2017 as Welfare Benefits supervisor. As a supervisor, Ruth is responsible for overseeing the work of CCLC's welfare benefits caseworkers and 4 volunteers, delivering training, ensuring quality standards are adhered to and managing volunteers.
Ruth studied for a BA Hons undergraduate degree in Education at Makere University in Kampala, Uganda. She then taught English Literature and History in a secondary school in the city. Ruth began volunteering with a number of organisations including the Refugee Council and Citizens Advice Bureau. She then got a job with the CAB as an admin assistant and trained to become an advice worker with the CAB. At CCLC, Ruth has developed a specialism in ‘right to reside’ cases involving EEA and EU nationals. In her spare time, Ruth is a keen gardener, enjoys long distance walking and reading crime thrillers.
HOUSING SOLICITOR & SUPERVISOR
Marcin recently joined the organisation in May 2022 having previously worked at Hackney Community Law Centre.
He qualified as a solicitor in February 2020. Marcin previously worked for Stirling Citizens Advice as their Income Maximisation and Debt Caseworker. He also worked on housing, employment and immigration cases, acting as a trainer on immigration law and welfare benefits to all new trainee advisors. Marcin also used to work as a court approved interpreter providing Polish-English translation in courts, police stations and hospitals. He gained a diploma in Public Service Interpreting in 2012.
Marcin originally comes from Poland, Marcin speaks Russian to a high level and he also has a good working knowledge of Spanish. In his spare time, Marcin enjoys playing the guitar. He was the bass player in a number of bands in Stirling and Glasgow. He is a keen cyclist and has cycled around many of Scotland’s islands in the Inner and Outer Hebrides.