Press Release: Truth Legal Launches Webinars For Aspiring Lawyers
Press Release – July 2020
In addition to examining the courtroom argument centred around human rights and discrimination, Andrew Gray, the founder of Harrogate-based Truth Legal, will offer his young audience advice on how to succeed in pursuing a career in law.
The team at Truth Legal – which was started by Andrew in April 2012 with the vision to pursue justice, in affordably for its clients – has launched the webinars as a way of helping law students in the last two years of school with their studies.
The first webinar, which attracted scores of lower and upper sixth pupils from schools across the Harrogate District, explored Shamima Begum – who left her native Britain, aged 15, to join ISIS in Syria – in the context of British Citizenship.
The second, this Friday afternoon, looks at to what extent, if any, a person with a faith-based objection to gay marriage and same-sex relationships can act on that objection when providing goods and services to the public?
When Gareth Lee walked into Ashers Bakery, in Belfast, in 2014 and requested a cake displaying the caption “Support Gay Marriage”, the owners refused to carry out this request. There followed one of the UK’s most lengthy and contested legal battles of the decade.
Andrew said: “The coronavirus pandemic has robbed law students of the opportunity to attend lectures and classes, hence us launching these webinars as a way of supporting them in their studies. We have had to cancel all work experience placements, too.
“The first was a great success with some really interesting and well-thought through questions. I think we got as much out of it as the audience. Our whole ethos is about supporting people in times of need, and these webinars are an extension of that.”
Further information about webinar and how to register, can be found at here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/competing-rights-the-gay-cake-case-how-to-get-a-job-in-law-tickets-108527406394
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