From: Lalaine Magnaye <lalainemagnaye@kanlungan.org.uk>
Date: 22 April 2016 at 12:10:40 BST

Subject: Fwd: The London Legal Walk

Hi all,

If anyone is interested in supporting ATLEU, please see below.

Best,

Lalaine

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From: Juliette Nash <juliette@atleu.org.uk>
Date: 20 April 2016 at 10:49
Subject: The London Legal Walk
Dear friends

I am writing to ask you to help me support our work with victims of trafficking and slavery.

The Anti Trafficking & Labour Exploitation Unit: London Legal Walk

ATLEU is taking part in the London Legal Walk on 16 May 2016. The walk raises money for free legal advice charities in London and the South East who are doing life changing work.

Advice charities support some of the most disadvantaged people understand their legal issues, access their rights and regain control of their lives. At ATLEU, we give legal advice to victims of slavery. We bring compensation claims against traffickers and the state to get justice for our clients.

After years of exploitation, our work gives the victims a voice. But funding cuts have made it harder than ever for small charities like us to stay afloat. The state legal aid scheme will not cover all of ATLEU’s work.

100% of the funds from the walk donated in our name will go to ATLEU.

The difference free legal advice can make:

Ms Tirkey is one of our clients who was trapped in her employers’ home for four and a half years, after they recruited her from one of the poorest regions in India. During that time she worked seven days a week, 18 hours per day and was on call 24 hours a day. She was forced to sleep on the floor, paid 11p an hour and was not allowed to bring her bible to the UK or to contact her family back in India.

The Legal Aid Agency refused to pay for Ms Tirkey’s representation for 17 months. They suggested that her case was not of ‘sufficient importance or seriousness’ and that it was ‘only a claim for money’. It was only after we continued to argue her case that the agency eventually agreed to cover her legal costs.

When we finally managed to win her case against her employers, Ms Tirkey said:

‘I want the public to know what happened to me as it must not happen to anyone else. The stress and anxiety that this creates for a person can destroy them. Now I am free.

This case is just one of many examples where, without the support of the free legal advice sector, there would be no access to justice. ATLEU takes on some of the toughest cases to extend legal protection for victims of trafficking in the UK and to make sure the Government obeys the law. With the cuts to legal aid, we are more reliant than ever on donations to ensure that we are able to continue this vital work.

With your help, we can make sure that more victims get the help they need.

Donate and walk!

You can join us for the sponsored London Legal Walk [more info here!] on Monday 16th May between 4.30 and 7 pm.

And you can donate here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/ATLEU

100% of the funds raised will go to ATLEU.

With your support ATLEU can stay sustainable for the future to advise victims of slavery and the people who support them.

If you need any more information please don’t hesitate to contact me. You can also send us a cheque that we can forward to the walk organisers if you prefer. Please let us know if you would like to do this and we can send you a gift aid form to print out too.

Best wishes,

Juliette Nash

@ATLEUnit #legalwalk @londonlegal

Juliette Nash
Anti Trafficking and Labour Exploitation Unit

ATLEU

232 Hornsey Rd

London N7 7LL

DX 89203 HORNSEY

Tel 020 7700 7311

Fax 020 7700 4315

www.atleu.org.uk

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