Lawyers against poverty initiative
“All people on the move…deserve to see their human rights and dignity fully respected independently of their legal status. But we cannot forget the particular responsibility all states have vis a vis refugees in accordance with international law” - Antonio Guterres, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 4 September 2015
Events of the past months have highlighted the need for the most vulnerable people across the globe to have access to justice. Oxfam has been tirelessly working on this for years and has this year launched the “Lawyers Against Poverty” initiative which aims to fight injustice and help people break free of poverty. For more information, visit the Oxfam website here.
Blake Morgan is delighted to support the launch of this initiative and the work of Oxfam. I would like to invite you to our Oxford office at Seacourt Tower on 20 November 2015 where you’ll be able to find out more on how you can be a part of this vital work.
As a member of the legal community (whether in academia, in private practice, at the Bar, in Court, a student, retired, secretary, administrator or paralegal) you can help by donating your time or money or both. Secretaries and administrators are especially welcome! Amongst other things, you could:-
- twin with lawyers in developing countries
- attend events
- make a regular donation to the Justice Fund, a specific fund targeted at projects increasing access to justice and the rule of law for some of the world's most vulnerable people.
For every £1 donated to the Justice Fund, 93p will be spent on key legal projects that will make a difference to poor and vulnerable people. The remaining 7p covers the costs of fundraising and administration
One of our solicitors, Louise Lewis, will be coordinating the Oxfordshire working group. Please RSVP to Louise Lewis at Blake Morgan: firstname.lastname@example.org or call directly on 01865 258085.