SCE Solicitors rose to the #BakeforJustice challenge and have so far raised over £50 for The Great Legal Bake.
And lucky us, we still have cakes in the office today and so are expecting this total to continue to rise! (Even if we must let out our belts another notch!).
The amazing contributions and donations received – not just by us, but amongst the many different law firms across the country - raise vital funds for free legal advice in your area. Funds go to support local advice agencies and charities through the Access to Justice Foundation.
For the poorest and the most vulnerable people in our community, access to justice is out of reach. Free legal advice makes a huge difference to their lives. In recent years, poverty has increased, and support services decreased. Meanwhile, funding for specialist advice centres has reduced; particularly since the 2013 removal of much of legal aid for humanitarian or social welfare legal advice.
In 2017, teams raised over £33,000 nationally for the provision of legal advice services to people most in need and unable to afford it
There is still time for you to support this amazing charity. If you would like more information, please visit - http://www.atjf.org.uk/donations.html
It was also our newest recruit, Richard Newstead’s presentation debut for SCE Solicitors. Richard provided a useful and insightful overview of how you can avoid compulsory redundancies – especially considering the collapse of Carillion.
His presentation also provided useful reminders of the payslip review which will come into force in April 2019 and discussed case studies regarding rest breaks and surveillance using hidden cameras to monitor suspected thieves. As expected these topics sparked discussion and were well received from all in the room. We look forward to further updates from him in the future.
On 13th March we are holding a GDPR information event focused on providing advice on the new regulation to employers. If you know someone that would benefit from this seminar please feel free to pass on the details. Bookings can be made via Eventbrite – https://sceemployersgdpr.eventbrite.co.uk. We hope to see you there!
Now it is time to put the kettle on and get back to eating cake!
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