Real-life stories make complex issues resonate with audiences unfamiliar with the law. Whether it’s a family facing homelessness in the run up to Christmas, a widow deprived of his inheritance because of a probate dispute, a woman losing her job after becoming pregnant, or the experience of someone going through an immigration tribunal process, hearing about cases from those affected adds weight to their issue and explains the role of the law and of solicitors at key moments in people's lives.
Through Professional Update, social media and other routes, the Law Society is asking its members to help them identify clients willing to speak about their experiences. Gathering stories can make the public, decision makers and our colleagues aware of justice issues and strengthen the Law Society’s responses to government consultations.
The Law Society are therefore asking members who think they have a relevant case study to get in contact and provide as much detail as possible. The Society’s current focus is on clinical negligence case studies.