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Shining a light across the Atlantic with the Colombian Caravana UK Lawyers Group

25 June 2014

Solicitors and barristers are drawn to the legal profession for a multitude of reasons. For some it is the prestige of entering one of the oldest and respected vocations in the world. For others it is the chance to join an international firm or top chambers and reap the financial reward that is synonymous with doing so. Others still, do so simply because they are passionate about making a real difference in our society.

While the work of the conveyancer or corporate lawyer may rarely make the headlines, and be far from the material required for a Hollywood thriller, I would hazard a guess that at some point all legal practitioners, regardless of their speciality, saw the law as a calling and relished the chance to fight for the underdog against the forces of injustice and oppression.

We rarely think, though, of lawyers being the ones that are oppressed and in need of assistance from others. This is especially true of human rights lawyers whom much of the public view ...

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