A charity breakfast taking place in
London on 25th March will seek to better understand the painpoints in
the Access to Justice landscape along with the scale of the problem,
and then challenge the LegalTech community to help do something about

Spearheaded by BamLegal’s
Catherine Bamford, the event is a starting point through which the
LegalTech community can better understand
where the problems lie, before moving on to consider how LegalTech
could help.

When we asked
Catherine why she was helping to put on this event and what she hoped
would come out of it, she explained:

now volunteer with The Personal Support Unit (the PSU). They are an
incredible charity that provide support to those facing court alone.
Before I started volunteering, like many in the legal profession, I
thought I knew plenty about the UK’s access to justice challenges.
I was wrong. I have been shocked and upset by the scale of the
problems and how some basic needs are not being met. Legal
professionals working at the frontline of our justice system are also
struggling to cope with the cracks in the system and the incredible
pressure they are being put under, the amount they do for free is
staggering and they should all be applauded.

am hoping this breakfast will help highlight the true state of play
around access to justice in the UK to those working in the ‘shinier
office side of law’ like me– whether in legal tech, knowledge
management, process improvement, data science or even traditional
fee-earning, if you are interested in learning more about how you
might help please come along! Everyone is welcome to join in.

am massively aware that we are not going to solve anything at a
2-hour breakfast event but we will highlight the issues so that those
in the audience can meet people they can collaborate with, understand
the problems and start thinking about solutions.”

The morning event is being held at the
Law Society between 8.30am – 10.30am on Monday 25th March and
features participants from a range of backgrounds already, including:

  • Lord Michael Briggs, Deputy Head
    of Civil Justice of England and Wales & Author of the Briggs
  • Sophie Walker, Just Access
  • Kat Barry, Mishcon de Reya LLP
    (previously Citizen’s Advice Bureau)
  • Maeve Lavelle, Director,
    Education & Community Programmes, Neota Logic Inc
  • Hayley Blundell, Assistant
    Manager at the Personal Support Unit
  • Catherine Bamford, Legal
    Engineer, BamLegal
  • Richard Tromans, Founder of
    Artificial Lawyer

Tickets cost just £35 and include
breakfast – which in London is basically the cost of breakfast
anyway! You can
out more
or book
your place
through the PSU

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