Social Investment Lawyer offers to represent women and children abuse survivors free of charge

Lawyer offers to represent women and children abuse survivors free of charge

This South African lawyer is offering to help women and children who have been abused free legal assistance – and she is calling on her peers to do the same.

Tracey Lomax-Nixon, an attorney, is proposing civil litigation for survivors to make abusers pay with their wallets, TimesLive reports.

Tracey Lomax-Nixon (taken from Twitter)

“For so many women, the court process doesn’t give them the sense of closure that they so desperately seek,” she said. “They end up being witnesses in a case where rights are centred on the accused.”

Last week, South Africans united to start various movements to stand up against gender-based violence, saying: Enough is enough!

Lomax-Nixon called on other lawyers to join her in representing women and children for free, and to help them claim damages from their abusers.

“I hereby offer my services, pro bono, to women and children who have been raped or assaulted. Forget the criminal courts … let’s hit them where it hurts. I challenge all lawyers to do the same. Flood the courts with damages claims.”

Read more about Lomax-Nixon’s services.