One last push required, as ‘How to get sued’ fundraiser event is launched
Last Monday the total raised was just over £100,000. Now — at the time of publication of this article — it’s £178,874.73.
Yesterday Jones took to Twitter to predict that reaching £200,000 might be possible.
— Sean Jones (@seanjonesqc) September 13, 2015
So far an incredible 1,403 donations have been made — with a host of big shots handing out £1,000 lump sums. But as another QC, Simon Myerson, pointed out, that still leaves plenty of lawyers left to help nudge the figure over the £200k mark.
— Simon Myerson QC (@SCynic1) September 12, 2015
You can donate here.
UPDATE: 5:11pm — Hardwicke barristers Gordon Exall and PJ Kirby QC are hosting How to get sued: Make a loss and be miserable on Tuesday 22 September, with all proceeds going to the billable hour for refugees campaign.
Held at Hardwicke Building in Lincoln’s Inn from 5:30pm-7pm, topics to be covered include
• How to fall foul of limitation periods time after time.
• How to root out and get caught by those limitation periods that are less than three years.
• An easy guide to fouling up service of the claim form.
• The wrong way to agree extensions of time.
• Why court orders and rules are not important and can happily be ignored.
• How to make sure your witnesses fail in their evidence every time.
• How to lose at trial without really trying.
• How to panic and run away when things go wrong.
Registration and welcome drinks are from 5:30pm, the talk starts at 6pm and there are nibbles and wine from 7pm. Tickets cost £100 for lawyers and £25 for students and pupils. All proceeds go to the billable hour for refugees campaign.
To book, please contact billable hour charity event manager Sheraine Rowe at firstname.lastname@example.org, who will confirm your place and advise you on how to make payment.