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Reprieve on justice

Last week I was very happy to join Wilsons Solicitors to celebrate their silver anniversary at the resplendent Tottenham town hall. Although it could not have been anticipated, it turned out to be an opportunity to celebrate more than just the firm.

26 September 2014

The firm has been serving the local community in Tottenham since 1989, providing advice and assistance to some of the most vulnerable and disadvantaged people in our society. Those assembled to join the party represented a broad range of local dignitaries and internationally regarded human rights specialists.

But it was the firm's partners, solicitors, case workers and some very long serving support staff who took centre stage. What is a firm, if not the people who work there and the passion that drives it? The passion running through Wilsons is evidently for justice and community.

Over 400 people have worked in the firm over the past 25 years. Each of those employees has shared a confidence and belief that they can win cases and get justice for their clients. Many of those involved in the firm are by necessity active campaigners, pro bono workers and charity fundraisers.

The firm paid tribute to its staff and acknowledged that "none of us knows what...

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