Simpson Millar LLP hosted the Labour Women’s Safety Commission

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Simpson Millar LLP hosted the first in a series of debates by Labour Women’s Safety Commission (LWSC) whose goal is to end violence against women and young girls.

Chaired by Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, the LWSC debate was attended by a range of delegates including DV Charity Trustees, Trade Union Women’s Committee groups, school and college pupils, No More 'Page 3' campaigner Sarah Faulkner, and Gogglebox star Anglican Priest Kate Bottley.

Simpson Millar LLP hosted the first in a series of debates by Labour Women’s Safety Commission (LWSC) whose goal is to end violence against women and young girls. Chaired by Shadow Home Secretary, Yvette Cooper, the LWSC debate was attended by a range of delegates including DV Charity Trustees, Trade Union Women’s Committee groups, school and college pupils, No More 'Page 3' campaigner Sarah Faulkner, and Gogglebox star Anglican Priest Kate Bottley.

Speaking at the event, Emma Pearmaine, a Leeds Law Society Director, Trustee of The Corporate Alliance Against Domestic Violence and Head of Family Law at Simpson Millar, said "Violence against women and girls is a pervasive issue, I am delighted that the LWSC joined us for its first debate, which will help form vital policy to affect real change."

Emma continued: “It was incredibly important for Simpson Millar LLP to get involved with the LWSC. Our family law team deals with domestic violence issues daily and it is imperative we get to the root of what is a huge social problem. To have the opportunity to voice our opinions to someone like Yvette Cooper was an opportunity not to be missed”

Speaking at the event, Yvette Cooper said: “Violence against women and girls is an ever present issue. Whether it is physical abuse at the hands of a partner or psychological abuse over social media, the LWSC pledges to introduce new laws that will ultimately save lives.”

Yvette continued, highlighting the benefit of the support of such a strong family law team behind the campaign: “It has been fantastic to have the support of Simpson Millar LLP. The ideas shared have come from so many different people with a diverse range of backgrounds, which has been exactly what we needed. We want people’s voices to be heard as part of the LWSC, so we can do more to end violence against women and girls across the country.”


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