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A group of law firms has signed up to a new service aimed at giving young people access to legal advice.
The pilot scheme is being run by the Children’s Society in Lambeth, Camden and Colchester, with a nationwide rollout planned for next year.
The scheme enables children to call or email the Lawyers For Young People service and receive initial advice, or if appropriate be referred to a lawyer from an established network of firms.
The law firms taking part in the pilot are Fisher Meredith, Bindmans, Fisher Jones Greenwood and legal aid specialist Scott-Moncrieff Harbour & Sinclair.
Liz Fisher-Frank, principal solicitor at Lawyers For Young People, said: “I believe that many young people, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, are unable to access the legal representation that they desperately need.
“The pilot phase will give the unique opportunity to young people in these three areas to access high-quality legal advice, while also helping us establish the long-term viability of the project.”