Lady Hale, the President of the Supreme Court, has made an appeal on BBC Radio, seeking donations for a charity that provides support for unrepresented litigants.
Lady Hale appeared on the BBC’s Radio 4 Appeal programme on Sunday, where she appealed for donations on behalf of the Personal Support Unit (‘PSU’), a charity which seeks to reduce the disadvantage of people facing the civil and family justice system without a lawyer, by providing them with the support of a volunteer. The charity operates from 23 courts in 18 different cities across England and Wales, and are the only organisation providing such a service. Lady Hale is a patron of the charity.
Lady Hale told listeners that she knew how intimidating the civil and family courts can be for people without legal knowledge or help, and said: “Everyone deserves access to justice whether or not they can afford a lawyer.”
Family Law Cafe wholeheartedly agree. If you would like to make a donation to the PSU you can find details of how to do so on their website, here.
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Image of Lady Hale reproduced from the Supreme Court website, Crown copyright, licensed under the Open Government Licence.