Pro bono help for London terror attack victims

The Law Society is setting up a pro bono panel of lawyers to provide legal advice to those affected by the terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market at the weekend in which seven people were killed and scores injured.

It follows a similar move by Manchester Law Society in the wake of the attack two weeks ago at the Manchester Arena, when 22 people were killed and more than 50 injured.

The Society will be working in partnership with the City of London Law Society.

A spokeswoman for the Law Society said: ‘We will be contacting firms to invite people to join the panel when we have the infrastructure in place to ensure we can deal with it effectively. We saw the response to the appeal from Manchester Law Society and need to ensure everything is in place before we begin.’

She said the rota will provide lawyers to help anyone injured or the families of those bereaved get pro bon legal advice to ensure they have all the support they need to deal with legal matters arising from the attack.

She stressed that it was important that the advice provided was appropriate to the needs of the individuals and provided by lawyers with the right expertise to ensure their short and long term legal needs are met.

The Society said it hopes to begin contacting firms as soon as possible.

The call for help from Manchester Law Society received an overwhelming response, with almost 200 offers of help from local and national firms, as well as individual lawyers and students.

 

 

 

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