HALT! Hot Coals Ahead!


FirewalkSimpson Millar LLP's Family law team in Leeds are taking part in a red hot fire walk, all in the name of charity.

Donations Are Coming In

The Family team at Simpson Millar LLP are long standing advocates against domestic violence in all its forms. As well as representing victims of domestic violence, we encourage awareness in the workplace and the general community. But this time, we're doing something a bit different.

On Friday the 13th of June our legal secretaries Jaimie Sanderson, Katharine Lawry, Liz Cohen, and Kate Allen, family law administration manager, are braving hot coals for HALT, a domestic violence charity based in Leeds. Also joining them is Emma Pearmaine, Head of Family Law and Partner at Simpson Millar LLP. Our fire walking team hope to raise £200 for HALT through their just giving page. At the moment, they have raised £260 with donations still coming in.

Support for Domestic Violence Victims

HALT, launched in 1994, believe that every person deserves the right to live free from violence whether it is physical or psychological. They hope to change the lives of men, women and children who have been victims of sexual and honour based abuse, stalking or domestic violence. They do this through a range of advocacy, advice and support related services provided by their team in Leeds.

Despite changes in the law concerning victims of domestic abuse, it is still an underreported crime. The government's "This is Abuse" campaign was launched to target 13-18 year olds but domestic violence can carry on from your teens all the way into your adult life and well into the future, affecting your children.

Our Family law team in Leeds have always been staunch advocates for the rights of those who are suffering abuse including becoming members of CAADV, the Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence. They tackle the crime within the workplace because they are aware that domestic violence doesn't stay at home, it follows you as long as your abuser is still hanging around.

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