The Consultations Gratuites scheme provides independent legal advice and assistance in French to French-speaking individuals who have queries about the English legal system but have insufficient resources to pay legal fees. Most queries are on housing and employment law.
The scheme operates every Thursday evening in the crypt of St Mary’s Church, Upper Street, London, alongside the well-established Islington Legal Advice Centre. It helps around 250 people every year. While the lawyers give their time for free, there is admin and overheads to pay for.
The Lord Chief Justice and thousands of lawyers will be walking on Monday 20 May 2013 to raise funds for the London Legal Support Trust which funds Law Centres and pro bono agencies in and around London.
The Consultations Gratuites team is: Mark Tempest, Sybille Idrac-Raphaël, Barbara Zeitler, Sarah Stanzel, Kristel Pous, Jean-Michel Tron, and Nathalie Lobel and is walking to raise funds for Consultations Gratuites.
Please visit the team's fundraising page for the 2013 London Legal sponsored walk: