Consumer legal services firm, Slater and Gordon, has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Victim Support.

The law firm has already worked with Victim Support on high profile cases such as Grenfell, the Westminster Bridge terror attack and the Manchester Arena attack on an ad-hoc basis. The new partnership will see collaboration on a more formal partnership for the first time.

The sponsorship, which is in excess of £100,000, will train and contribute to three additional virtual terrorism case workers. It will also provide terrorism exercise training for an additional 50 designated delegates from Victim Support.

Slater and Gordon will also provide large monitors for the National Contact Centre. This will allow Victim Support to continue to help people affected by all types of crime, and provide free confidential support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Madelene Holdsworth, Managing Director of Specialist Personal Injury at Slater and Gordon, said:

“Slater and Gordon has extensive experience in supporting those most affected by trauma who require legal services. By working with those who have been a victim of crime, we can help them achieve justice and be a crucial tool on the path to recovery.

“We have had a longstanding relationship with Victim Support and our ethos and values are very much aligned. By formalising this partnership and committing to providing financial support, we are able to advocate for and further aid the victims we work with on a daily basis with counselling and qualified guidance.”

Victim Support’s Director of Business Development, Insight and External Affairs, Simon Ketteridge, said:

“We are extremely grateful for this opportunity to partner with Slater and Gordon and for their sponsorship of our work, which will help us provide victims of terrorism with the support they need.

“Having supported over 1,500 people affected by terrorist incidents over the past five years, we understand the importance of providing specialist services that help people cope and recover. Working with Slater and Gordon, we will be able to reach even more victims and raise awareness of the legal help available to them.”

For more information, please contact Victim Support’s press office, or call 07766 070660.