The Exeter Family Court Clinic (or EFCC) was launched in May 2017 to provide limited free support to LiPs. We need more volunteers to help with this new initiative.
The clinic runs monthly at the Exeter Combined Court offering legal advice and support to LiPs involved in child arrangements or domestic violence proceedings by means of short pre-booked appointments. It is not extended to cover LiPs in financial remedy or care proceedings and does not involve court representation.
The aim of the clinic is to help prepare LiPs for hearings and raise awareness of how the Family Court works.
The development of the clinic has been driven by barristers and solicitors, who work in partnership with the Personal Support Unit (PSU) in Exeter and the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
At present we have 23 lawyers signed up, volunteering at least a half-day a year to the scheme but due to the demands of the service, we need more!
If you are a family solicitor, legal executive or barrister of over 1 years PQE and would like to support the clinic, please contact Carol Mashembo, Magdalen Chambers on 01392 285200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are having an EFCC stand at Exeter Combined Court on 8th November 2017 during Pro Bono Week. Please come and say hello!