Red Lion Chambers will be promoting the importance of the rule of law to young people during Justice Week 2020 which runs from Monday 24 to Friday 28 February, focusing on exploring the themes of freedom, rights and democracy.
The Bar Council, Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and the Law Society have all partnered up to bring more awareness to accessing the law.
Red Lion members Tim Kiely and Sam Roake will be visiting Greatfields School in Barking, London on Thursday 27th Feb to talk to young people about a range of legal topics including their roles as Criminal Barristers and the importance of justice and the rule of law.
Ahead of the workshop Tim said, 'At times when the criminal bar is facing an uphill struggle for funding and resources it is especially important that young people with the talent and passion know what routes are available to them. We need to reach people who understand how important it is to know their rights, and to have people out there who will fight for them.'
Red Lion works regularly with schools, colleges and young people within diverse communities through its partnership with East London Business Alliance [ELBA]. Earlier this month members Tom Forster QC and Jane Oldfield visited Newham College in Stratford to discuss a career at the Bar, pathways into Law as well as access to the criminal justice system.