13 October 2021, Old Court Room Lincoln’s Inn
Access to justice 2021
Unity Legal Solutions is pleased to present its Autumn Conference concentrating on the issue of access to justice in the current legal market. For too many people, court proceedings to assert a legal right or defend a case are out of the question because of lack of funds or fear of the process. Unity seeks to overcome these difficulties particularly for the entrepreneur and SME market. Our speakers will cover some of the issues facing those with disputes and how Unity can help in resolving them.
The Conference will be chaired by Roger Billins, the founder and managing director of Unity. Roger is a practising solicitor and consultant to two London firms of solicitors. He is the author of two legal textbooks, and Chairman of the Trustees of Intermediaries for Communication. The other speakers will be:
Anthony Trace Q.C. Anthony has had a long history at the Bar, specialising in commercial litigation but now heads up the Unity mediation team. He is recognised as one of the country’s leading mediators.
Neil Purslow. Neil is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Therium Capital Management Limited, one of the country’s leading litigation funders. Therium is highly regarded in what is an increasingly competitive market.
Vanessa Brady O.B.E. Awarded an OBE for services to interior design and the UK economy, Vanessa is the founder and CEO of the Society of British and International Interior Design (SBID). She will address the challenges that entrepreneurs and creatives in the field of design face when asserting their legal rights to protect their interests in professional practice.
Mark Watson-Gandy. Mark is a practicing barrister and educationalist specialising in Insolvency Law. He will be speaking on the difficulties faced by businesses as they emerge from Covid without government support and without the restrictions on insolvency procedures that have been in place.
Unity is pleased to present its Conference with the support of The Genesis Initiative. Genesis was formed to improve the quality of the debate on SME’s and create economic reform, driven by SME’s and supported by Parliamentarians. Genesis recognises the substantial benefit that Unity offers in improving access to justice for the SME community.
Unity is also pleased to welcome Nicola Lewis. Nicola is a registered intermediary. Access to justice is an issue for the ordinary citizen but so much more challenging for those with mental health illness or problems of language barrier. Nicola describes her work as helping vulnerable people communicating what they know to the courts in all sectors of the justice system. She is also a trustee of the charity, Intermediaries for Communication, which aims to fund and provide education for Intermediaries.
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