Norton Rose Fulbright helps the fight against women and child abuse

Leading legal practice is providing free legal aid during 16 days of activism campaign

Firm November 26, 2014

Norton Rose Fulbright in South Africa is providing free legal council on domestic violence issues at the Randburg Magistrate’s Court during the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children.

Every morning, for the duration of the campaign from 25 November to 10 December, help-desks staffed by its attorneys are available at the family court.

The assistance includes help with how to complete protection order application forms and the exact procedures that must be followed. The process for receiving help from the court is a challenge for many women who are seeking escape from domestic violence

Liesl Williams, head of public interest law at Norton Rose Fulbright in South Africa commented:
“Our experienced onsite team provides crucial, practical help to the victims of abuse. We are also relieving some of the pressure on the courts clerical staff by assisting the women to complete the correct court documents which bring about a speedier turn-around times on their cases.
We are honoured to support this worthy global campaign.”

 

For further information please contact:

Africa
Candice Collins, communications manager
Tel: +27 (0)11 685 8630; Mob +27 (0)79 892 9369
candice.collins@nortonrosefulbright.com

Claire Marais, communications co-ordinator
Tel: +27 (0)11 685 8565
claire.marais@nortonrosefulbright.com

Notes for editors:

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Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia, Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright South Africa (incorporated as Deneys Reitz Inc) and Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, each of which is a separate legal entity, are members (‘the Norton Rose Fulbright members’) of Norton Rose Fulbright Verein, a Swiss Verein. Norton Rose Fulbright Verein helps coordinate the activities of the Norton Rose Fulbright members but does not itself provide legal services to clients.

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