a submission from JGW – long time reader, first time contributor.
Support Through Court are a charity supporting people who face court alone so that they can represent themselves to the best of their ability.
Our service is free and based in court buildings.
Our aim is to help clients represent themselves to the best of their abilities so that they have the very best chance of securing a just result before the Courts.
Our volunteers will provide reassurance and practicable help, including:
- Explain how the court works, help fill in forms, organise papers, and discuss settling issues without going to court
- Help plan what you want to say in court, and if needed, go with you to court to provide support, take notes and help afterwards
- Provide details of other specialist advice agencies and help you find out whether you can get free legal advice
“This charity, not directly helping asylum seekers, but may be useful for volunteers to know about, particularly if they are still in touch with people who have leave to remain.
I went yesterday with a Refugee whose estranged partner is seeking access to their child. They were wonderful.”