Making justice fairercampaigning for change
How we are working to make family justice fairer
We are constantly working to make our society a fairer place by campaigning for changes to make the family justice system more accessible to everyone who needs it. Our vision is to continue to provide an excellent legal service to our clients but also to use our coalface experience to help shape the future of family law working together with our partners to improve our family justice system.
- Working at the coalface of family law we gain practical insight into the gaps and barriers to justice. We see the improvements that are necessary to make the system fairer.
- By working together with other stakeholders we are able to understand the difficulties they have in helping and supporting families through their legal challenges.
- We are actively involved in the most influential representative bodies with whom we actively campaign for change.
- Alongside this active campaigning for a better justice system for clients we support equality and social mobility in the legal profession.
- We undertake specific pro bono projects.
- We undertake free legal support for our partner organisations and free training and advice for frontline agencies and charities.
- We engage in active fundraising.
I really appreciate everything you did for me. I do think you are exceptional people and it makes a huge difference to have had your support. Money can’t buy integrity or authenticity.
Working with others
We actively partner with others in the family justice system to help provide joined up support. We recognise family problems aren’t just legal and that, by working together, we can help find quicker, safer, cost effective solutions for you. Working with our partners we can see the gaps and hurdles that our client’s are facing and actively work to close them.
Our partners include:
‘Standing Together and the Domestic Abuse Housing Alliance (DAHA) have worked with Beck Fitzgerald for a number of years now and have found them knowledgeable, caring and ‘can do’ in their approach. The survivors we have referred on to them have fed back they found the team at Beck Fitzgerald professional, expert in all aspects of domestic abuse, supportive and helpful.Gudrun Burnet
The team at Beck Fitzgerald understands the needs of victim-survivors of domestic abuse and goes above and beyond in meeting them. Their campaigning is vitally important in making justice accessible to all and Surviving Economic Abuse (SEA) is proud to contribute to and support this work.Nicola Sharp-Jeffs
We actively campaign for change. Working tirelessly with others across the sector to improve protection for victims of abuse and to protect the rights of those most marginalised and vulnerable to ensure that the rights our laws give us are available to everyone. The family justice system is creaking at the seams which undermines the rule of law and makes access to justice unequal.
We believe that access to justice is the cornerstone of a civilised society and we are committed to campaigning, influencing and collaborating with all interested stakeholders to bring about positive change.
Whether or not you can afford to exercise your legal rights it is important that we all join together to make our society a fairer one for everybody. Family breakdown is distressing and the laws that govern it should be fair and accessible to all.
Many of our team play a significant role in active campaigning and working together with representative bodies to bring about change.
I really want to wish you all the very best for the future and thank you for everything you did for me in the past too.
Thank you so very much and keep on fighting the good fight.
I am glad to hear that most of the suggestions put forward for the family court to improve will actually be implemented as I know that Jenny in particular is involved in a lot of campaigning to bring about these much needed changes.
I really hope these changes allow more victims (predominantly women) to feel they can have more faith in the family justice system. My support worker has told me that many women have felt incredibly let down by the courts which is a sad indictment on the current system.
So far, my personal experience of dealing with the courts has not been without flaws but overall, it has been okay. Again, that is mainly down to the fact that I chose your firm to represent me which is absolutely the best thing I could have done considering the stresses I was under at the time. I really doubt I would have had the same experience without such expert legal representation so thank you once again.A client
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Our charity work
We undertake free legal support for our partner organisations, free training and advice for frontline agencies. We engage in active fund raising for our partners such as Refuge. We also provide pro bono support for individuals in some circumstances.