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Goodman Derrick partner with Shelter to deliver an innovative Pro Bono service in the London Borough of Newham

Goodman Derrick have reached agreement with Shelter to become the launch partner for their innovative Pro Bono service. Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity that supports over 1 million people a year, will be seeking through this programme to provide much needed legal support via an innovative approach that partners with law firms.

The programme is currently in pilot mode and Goodman Derrick are the first firm to commit their support.

The firm’s real estate dispute resolution lawyers will be providing free legal advice to from Shelter’s Office based in London Borough of Newham, a borough with the highest rate of households in temporary accommodation in the capital and with a very high number of residents living in overcrowded accommodation.

Stephen Hornsby, Partner in the Dispute Resolution department, commented:

“We were able to respond very quickly to Shelter’s request for help. We hope others firms will follow us soon.”

Tally Daphu, the programme manager at Shelter commented:

“I'm delighted Shelter are launching a Legal Pro Bono Service and we are very pleased to be working alongside Goodman Derrick.  With the firm’s support and innovative approach to the delivery of the programme, we will be able to help more people in housing need.”

Shelter’s describe their new and innovative Pro Bono programme in a recent policy blog: http://blog.shelter.org.uk/2017/11/working-with-law-firms-to-deliver-pro-bono-legal-advice

For more information

Please visit Goodman Derrick’s Community page or contact James Caulfield, Head of Business Development, using +44 (0)20 7421 7968 or jcaulfield@gdlaw.co.uk.

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