Celebrating 45 years of helping local people get justice

This year we’re celebrating our 45th anniversary of our Law Centre helping local people get justice.

On 13 February we celebrated with more than 400 guests at the wonderful Battersea Arts Centre. It was a privilege that our guests included Lord Alf Dubs, Marsha de Cordova MP, film-maker Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty,

After brilliant speeches from Lord Dubs and Marsha de Cordova, we hosted a community screening of the powerful BAFTA-nominated film Sorry We Missed You – followed by a fascinating Q&A with its director Ken Loach and screenwriter Paul Laverty.

We’re incredibly grateful to each of these friends for taking time to join us and speak up about the vital need for justice in our communities.

We’re grateful too to the law firms that sponsored the event: Simmons & Simmons, Norton Rose Fulbright and Allen & Overy; and to Oddono’s for donating delicious ice-cream!

Their generosity meant that all donations on the night could go directly to our work defending the rights of people on low incomes in our community.

We also launched our annual review We Unlock Justice, and heard about the impact of our work from one of our clients, Yoro. Although he couldn’t be with us on the evening, he generously said we could share his story.