Atkin Chambers is delighted to become a Support Through Court “Changemaker Guardian”. Chambers will offer support for a minimum of three years. The Support Through Court Guardians Network is a “network of like-minded philanthropic individuals and organisations who are passionate about helping the most vulnerable people in our society to get fair access to justice”.
“Atkin Chambers is pleased to offer its ongoing support to such a vital service that helps those facing court alone to navigate through the process and have the fairest possible hearing,” commented Jennifer Jones, chair of Atkin Chambers’ CSR committee.
Emma Taylor, Support Through Court’s interim CEO comments: “We’re so grateful to have Atkin Chambers on board as a Changemaker Guardian. Their support enables us to make a positive impact on the lives of thousands of people who would otherwise be facing court alone.”
About Support Through Court
Support Through Court is a charity supporting people who face court alone so that they can represent themselves to the best of their abilities. The service is free and based in court buildings. In addition to its local offices, it also offers a National Helpline Service on 03000 810 006 which is open Monday to Friday 10:30am to 3:30pm.
Its volunteers provide practical, procedural and emotional support in many areas of Civil and Family court processes. They can:
- Explain how the court works, help fill in forms, organise papers, and discuss settling issues without going to court
- Help plan what individuals want to say in court, and if needed, go with them to court to provide support and help afterwards
- Provide details of other specialist advice agencies, where possible, and help individuals find out whether they can get free legal advice