Fentons hosts Action For Children Day

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Fentons hosts Action For Children Day

7th June 2011

Partners Joanna Bailey and Mark Hatzer were proud to introduce a team of young people from leading children's charity Action For Children to the firm's London law offices this week.

As a supporter of the charity, which works to help the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the UK break through injustice, deprivation and inequality so they can achieve their full potential, Fentons Solicitors organised a day to discuss a career in law with the young people.

"Mark and I had an inspirational day with Action for Children," said Joanna. "It was an opportunity to explain to these young individuals that regardless or in spite of their background and prior circumstances, there was still an opportunity for them to pursue a career in the law if that was something they wanted."

The youngsters - aged from 16 to 19 - enjoyed a visit to Hardwicke Buildings Chambers in Lincoln's Inn, where barristers and staff made presentations about their own route to a career in law. "What was particularly impressive was that they wanted to learn about different roles within the legal process, and our colleagues at Chambers were only too pleased to offer a wide variety of advice about the various areas of the law.

After visiting the Royal Courts of Justice the group returned to the Fentons Chancery Lane offices for a series of brief talks given by members of the firm's IT, PR, support and administrative teams, to learn about the inner workings of a busy law firm.

"The students and their team leaders who joined us said they thoroughly enjoyed the day," said Joanna. "We were delighted to offer this insight into what can be a daunting world."

Action For Children has headquarters in Holborn and offices in the North West, operating nationwide and helping nearly 156,000 children, young people and their families through nearly 420 projects across the UK. They also promote social justice by lobbying and campaigning for change.