Rule of law talk “Exploring the Post Office case and access to justice”

12 June, 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Host/Venue: CMS
Supporting the NPBC

Over 100 guests joined the CLF on Wednesday 12th June at CMS Cameron McKenna as we renewed our focus on access to justice and the rule of law. 

As part of our programme for shedding light on “rule of law issues” we were delighted that Lucy Pert,  (Hausfeld) chaired an evening including Patrick Green KC, Henderson Chambers. 

Patrick won the coveted Barrister of the Year by The Lawyer in 2020 after securing victory for 555 Sub-postmasters in the landmark Post Office Group Litigation of the Year award in 2020. Patrick was joined by Richard Blann, Head of Litigation and Conduct Investigations at Lloyds Banking and litigation funders Rob Rothkopf of Balance Legal Capital LLP and Phillip Leibfried of Burford Capital as well as Sarah Abram KC, Vice Chair, Advocate, to discuss the rise of group actions and the role of litigation funding in access to justice as well as the part pro bono can play in bringing cases.  

The discussion was followed by a valuable opportunity to get together for drinks with colleagues from across commercial litigation. 

“For Advocate, tonight’s event is about spreading the message of the amount of pro bono work that is being done and the amount of need. It is so important to highlight all the ways that solicitors and barristers can work together most effectively”. Sarah Abram, KC, Brick Court Chambers, Vice Chair, Advocate. 

“Tonight’s event offered a wide-ranging discussion of various different aspects of an important issue – how people can access justice through the courts in a way that’s fair to all participants”. Lucy Pert, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Partner, London, Hausfeld. 

Our thanks go to CMS for hosting us. The work of the Commercial Litigators Forum, including the Litigation Directory, continues to directly support the National Pro Bono Centre.  We warmly welcomed service providers who are sponsors of the CLF Litigation Directory.

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