As we remember all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect our freedom, specialist law firm Novum Law has reinforced its commitment to the armed forces by signing up to the Armed Forces Covenant, which aims to remove barriers faced by members of the armed forces community in accessing public services.
The pledge acknowledges those who serve or who have served in the armed forces, including regular and reservists and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in their communities, the economy and in society.
By signing the Armed Forces Covenant, Novum Law has vowed to uphold the covenant’s key principles – that no member or former member of the armed forces should face disadvantages compared to any other citizens and acknowledges that in some circumstances, special treatment should be afforded, particularly for the injured or bereaved.
Rebecca Brisley, Associate Solicitor at Novum Law, who is based at the firm’s Plymouth office and is married to a former Royal Marine who served for more than 22 years, said:
“We’re tremendously proud to join the growing ranks of businesses and organisations signing up to the UK Armed Forces Covenant. It is an honour to help and support armed forces personnel and veterans as part of our ongoing commitment to treating all individuals with kindness, fairness, and respect.
“As a lawyer with lots of experience helping the military community, including providing free legal clinics for 42 Commando at Bickleigh Barracks, I have witnessed for myself the sacrifices made by our forces and their families, and it’s vital that as a society we do what we can to support them.”
As part of its commitment to the military community, Novum Law is sponsoring the Plymouth Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club Christmas Party on Saturday 4 December at the Royal British Legion Club Crownhill.
The festivities start at 7.00 pm and the tickets are £7, which includes a buffet. Book tickets in advance by contacting Natasha from the Breakfast Club directly on 07716 727 630 or on the Plymouth Armed Forces and Veterans Breakfast Club Facebook page.
To find out more about the Armed Forces Covenant visit https://www.armedforcescovenant.gov.uk/