Georgina Harris explains how lawyers will help – with no fee
Planned to launch this week, professional body the Law Society has set up a helpline that will help victims of the riots get free legal advice.
With a particular focus on helping small independent shops and businesses to restore their lives and finances, a specialist operator on the phone helpline will take details of the cases, make referrals where necessary and place cases using the current network of pro bono (free) agencies.
Law Society president John Wotton explained “We have already seen how a collaborative effort of this kind proved extremely valuable for the victims in the wake of the London bombings.”
“Over the coming months, the victims will need legal advice on insurance, contract law and a host of other issues. It is vitally important that people who need practical help to get their businesses or personal lives back on track in these very difficult circumstances should have a quick route to specialist advice.”
Find details of the helpline at the Law Society.