Pump Court Chambers

Aurora New Dawn Initiative

News 12th May 2020

Pump Court Chambers is pleased to announce a new initiative supporting the work of Aurora New Dawn, a charity dedicated to ending violence against women and children, and hidden violence.

Since 2011, Aurora New Dawn has offered safety, support, advocacy, and empowerment to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual violence and stalking. It offers a wide variety of services and supports feminist campaigns to end male violence against women.  All of its community one to one services are open to anyone, female, male and those who identify as transgender and non-binary whilst also providing services and space protected for women only.  For more information about Aurora New Dawn and its wide range of services, support and outreach please click here.

Tony Atkins, Senior Clerk said: “The whole world is going through an incredibly difficult time. Tragically an outcome of this has been a dramatic increase in domestic violence. We’re aware that anyone can be a victim of domestic abuse, regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status, sexuality or background. Our members are dedicated to playing their part in challenging all forms of domestic violence and achieving justice for those suffering abuse.”

“Through our partnership with Aurora New Dawn and Franca Webb of Biscoes Solicitors, a long-time friend of Chambers who is well known as a campaigner and specialist in domestic abuse, our specialist family and criminal barristers will be providing regular training and support for the Aurora Advocates as well as offering reduced advocacy rates and a free consultation for all victims of domestic abuse.”

If you are a victim of domestic abuse and need help, please reach out. If you have a friend or family member who you think needs help, please encourage them to do so.  Contact Aurora New Dawn (www.aurorand.org.uk, 24-hr helpline 02392479254) or Franca Webb (www.biscoes-law.co.uk, 02392251257 for their support and expertise; please make sure you do so in a way that is as safe for you as possible. You can be assured of strict confidentiality of all your personal details, beyond what is required to offer you the advice and support you need.

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