Exeter Family Court Clinic Opening Soon!

Exeter Family Court Clinic Opening Soon!

A clinic has been created to provide limited free support to LiPs and we are looking for volunteers to help with this new initiative. Opening in May, the clinic will run monthly at Exeter Combined Court.  The clinic aims to help prepare LiPs for hearings and raise awareness of how the Family Court works.  We will provide this support service to LiPs involved in child arrangements or domestic violence proceedings by means of short pre-booked appointments. It is not extended to cover LiPs in financial remedy or care proceedings.

 

The development of the clinic has been driven by barristers and solicitors, who will work in partnership with the Personal Support Unit (PSU) in Exeter and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.  The PSU, who give practical and emotional support to LiPs, will manage the booking processes and provide clinic volunteers with details of clients for conflict checking.  More than 15 lawyers have signed up, volunteering at least a half-day a year to the scheme. 

 

Solicitors will need to arrange to operate under their firm’s indemnity insurance and a detailed protocol covering the operation of the clinic has been created, drawing on the work of the Bristol Pro Bono Scheme.

 

The clinic organisers welcome expressions of interest from family solicitors who would like to support the clinic. 

 

Please contact Carol Mashembo, Magdalen Chambers on 01392 285200.

We are holding a Launch Party at Exeter Combined Court on 19th May 2017 from 4-5pm. If you would like to come, please RSVP to exeter@thepsu.org.uk by 12th May 2017.

 

Exeter Family Court Clinic

Launch Event!

You are warmly invited to attend the launch of a new family law clinic in Exeter

Friday 19th May, 4pm – 5pm

Exeter Combined Court Centre, EX1 1UH

With an introduction from Designated Family Judge, Her Honour Judge Robertshaw,

a brief talk about the clinic, and time for questions.

Tea and coffee available, courtesy of Magdalen Chambers. 

A raffle to support the PSU’s involvement in the clinic will be held,

so please bring some change!

Please RSPV by 12th May: exeter@thepsu.org.uk

Donations of raffle prizes very welcome!

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