Goodman Derrick delivers Pro Bono law advice to clients of Shelter

Over the last ten months Goodman Derrick has supported Shelter’s innovative legal Pro Bono service.

Launched in November 2017 in the London borough of Newman, the programme has seen Goodman Derrick provide much needed legal advice to clients of Shelter. Newham has the highest rate of households in temporary accommodation in the capital and also tops the list of boroughs for overcrowding.

Originally set up as a pilot, the programme is now a permanent fixture of Shelter’s London hub and with plans to roll out the programme to other Shelter HUB locations. Goodman Derrick was the first law firm to commit support to the project.

Tally Daphu, the programme manager at Shelter comments:

“We are delighted that the Pro Bono Legal Service has been such a success.  The advice provided by Goodman Derrick has seen positive outcomes for our clients including the return of deposits for some clients. We are looking forward to see the programme develop and grow to other Shelter HUB’s nationally.”

Chloe Benson, Senior Associate in the Real Estate Dispute Resolution team, comments:

“I feel honoured to be part of Shelter’s new pro bono programme and it is rewarding to hear that there have already been some successes.  Being able to provide legal advice to Shelter’s clients where access to justice is often not readily available, is extremely important and it is exciting to hear that the programme will be expanding nationwide.”

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Goodman Derrick’s CSR and ProBono activity seeks to make a genuine difference for people and organisations who need it most. Whether this is through our fundraising and matched funding activities, our ProBono work for small charities and individuals, our support of The Funding Network, or our lawyers playing an active role in organisations they believe in. Please read more here.

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