18:30-20:30 on Monday 15 October at Simmons & Simmons
Citypoint, One Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9SS
Lawyers Against Poverty is a charitable initiative which brings together lawyers who are committed to increasing access to justice in order to reduce poverty across the world. We use financial contributions from our network of members to support strategic interventions to assist refugees in countries of origin, transit and reception and offer other forms of assistance to refugees with the right to remain in the UK.
We are launching a new initiative intended to increase awareness of refugee rights issues among the wider legal community and encourage collaborative action to support refugees overseas as well as in the UK. Come to our event on Monday 15 October where Kirsty Wilson and Richard Dyton, the Chairs of Lawyers Against Poverty, will introduce the initiative and host a discussion on what we as lawyers can do in aid of refugees.
We will hear from Professor Alexandra Xanthaki, Research Director at Brunel University and founder of the Athens Refugee Project, and Adrian Henderson, leader of Lawyers Against Poverty’s Refugee Thematic Group, each of whom will share their experiences of volunteer work to assist refugees. Do come along to contribute to our discussion and hear about the upcoming activities of Lawyers Against Poverty; sign up to attend at eventbrite.co.uk.
Lawyersagainstpoverty.org / @LawyersvPoverty