We are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for the Law Society Awards 2021 in the Excellence in Access to Justice category. This award recognises the law firms and organisations of legal aid providers who go the extra mile to ensure that people have fair and equal access to justice and that those most at risk are not excluded from our legal system.
Patrick Marples, CEO of the Law Centre, said: “Access to justice is a fundamental right but the cuts to legal aid in recent years have made it more and more challenging for people to get the justice they need. Our team is committed to ensuring that not only do we stand alongside people in their fight for social justice but that members of our community can better understand and defend their rights.”
A large number of pro bono lawyers and volunteers work alongside the Law Society’s caseworkers, solicitors and support team and together we help around 8,000 people each year from across south-west London and into parts of Surrey.
This shortlisting follows on from shortlistings earlier this year in the Money Advice Awards and the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards.
The winners of the Law Society Awards will be announced in a virtual ceremony on 7 October.