Devon Life Business & Professional - WALK IN MEMORY OF DISTRICT JUDGE JILL WAINWRIGHT
PUBLISHED: 14:48 21 March 2012 | UPDATED: 21:12 20 February 2013
Tozers Solicitors WALK IN MEMORY OF DISTRICT JUDGE JILL WAINWRIGHT and Family Justice Review Event 26 April 2012<br/><br/> The Wainwright Walk was led by Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond, on Friday 9th March 2012. T
Tozers Solicitors WALK IN MEMORY OF DISTRICT JUDGE JILL WAINWRIGHT and Family Justice Review Event 26 April 2012
The Wainwright Walk was led by Justice of the Supreme Court, The Right Hon the Baroness Hale of Richmond, on Friday 9th March 2012. The walk started at the new university reception. After a short tour of campus, the route then passed some significant and historic legal landmarks in Exeter city centre, finishing at the Combined Court Centre on Southernhay. The walk was followed by a drinks reception.
The walk raised vital funds to increase access to justice in Exeter by supporting the work of the Community Legal Helpdesk. The Helpdesk, which is run by the Law School and based at Exeter County Court, provides support and guidance to litigants in person involved in civil legal disputes. With reductions in legal aid availability and the proposed cuts to the scope of public funding in key areas such as family and social welfare, initiatives such as this are becoming increasingly important.
The event was held in memory of District Judge Jill Wainwright, a friend of the Law School and a member of the Steering Group which envisaged the Community Legal Helpdesk at Exeter County Court. The family lawyers from Tozers LLPs Exeter office all took part in the walk, as they knew District Judge Jill Wainwright well and because they are supporters of the faculty of law at Exeter University. In fact, on 26 April 2012 Tozers solicitors will be hosting a debate at Exeter University on the Family Justice Review where Professors Liz Trinder and Anne Barlow will be addressing the audience of family law practitioners, as will HH Judge Stephen Wildblood QC.
Head of Family, Tracy Lambert, comments: The community Legal Help desk is a valuable initiative which we are pleased to support.
For further information please contact Rachel Elliott, business development manager, Tozers LLP, Broadwalk House, Southernhay West, Exeter EX1 1UA
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