It is with great sadness that we discovered yesterday that one of the Law Centre’s dearest friends, Sir Henry Brooke, passed away following heart surgery earlier in the week.
Henry was a fearless campaigner for access to justice throughout his long and illustrious career. He was a consistent source of support, encouragement and wisdom for the Law Centre, particularly following the Grenfell Tower disaster last summer. Henry was a strong advocate for the law centres movement, and its role in creating a fairer society; he recognised that the rule of law itself is undermined if the poorest and most vulnerable people do not have access to it.
The legal world is a lesser place for his passing. All of us at North Kensington Law Centre wish to extend our deepest sympathies to Henry’s family at this difficult time.