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Henderson Chambers helps BVC student win better grades from Cardiff Uni

London set Henderson Chambers has won a High Court battle for a law student who refused to accept the low marks Cardiff University gave her for the Bar Vocational Course (BVC). Student Alice Clarke, who instructed Henderson barrister Patrick Green via the Bar Pro Bono Unit, took Cardiff University to the High Court to force […]

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