Florence Cole

Education & Community Care Solicitor

Florence joined Just for Kids Law in February 2014, bringing to the team her experience working with young people since the age of 19.  She started out as a mentor with the Dalston Youth Project, mentoring young people who were at risk of exclusion and embarking on a life of crime. She then worked in a youth hostel, managing 12 homeless young people and providing resettlement and floating support, and later worked at Alone in London for five years as an advocacy officer, providing advocacy for homeless young people, those needing immigration advice, and community care. Florence completed her training contract at Streetwise Community Law Centre (a law centre exclusively for young people) in April 2010, with seats mainly in housing and education. In 2011, she moved to Harrow Law Centre as the sole young person’s solicitor, providing  education and community care and housing advice.

Florence has been supervising the new Advocacy Year initiative at Just for Kids Law since 2016, providing specialist training and supervision in education law and community care to the advocates and external agencies.

Area of work
Education law
Community care law