I published my article on 4 September when the appeal was less than 48 hours old and had already raised £48,548. £3,500 of that came in while I was writing the article. The total now stands at over £181,000 and has been successfully copied in other jurisdictions.
Soon after the appeal was launched, Sean Jones was interviewed on Sky News and given the opportunity to talk about the appeal. That interview has now been published and is here. Credit is due not only to Sean for his assured eloquence but to Sky News for a generous chunk of time given to the subject.
There is an opportunity to contribute to the appeal whilst learning something when, on 22nd September, Gordon Exall and PJ Kirby QC of Hardwicke Building give a talk encouragingly billed as “90 minutes of guaranteed misery, worry and concern for litigators”.
The session, whose title is How to get sued: make a loss and be miserable, picks on some of the ways litigating lawyers can be caught out by non-compliance with the Civil Procedure Rules or otherwise fall short of the conduct expected of them.
The event takes place on 22 September from 5:30pm and proceeds go to the Billable Hour appeal. There is further information and a link to the organiser here.