We have the strongest possible commitment to enhancing our diverse and vibrant local community around Chalk Farm and Camden Town. These are the local community projects we are involved in, providing free advice surgeries and getting involved in money raising events.
Please follow the links and get to know these incredible local resources better – they depend on your participation and generosity to exist and they make a huge difference to many local people.
Their staff are unsung heroes :-
30th July 2017 – Ride London for Muscular Dystrophy
Laurie recently took part in the 2017 Ride London challenge in the hopes of raising funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK. Laurie Avadis raised £650 for Muscular Dystrophy UK.
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK.
They bring together people affected by more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions and provide vital information, advice, resources and support for people with these conditions, their families and the professionals who work with them.
16th March 2016 – Hestia’s Comedy Night
On March 3rd hoards flocked to Dingwalls in Camden in support of the fabulous London based charity, Hestia.
Sponsored by ourselves, the night saw some fantastic comedians from Jason Patterson to Russell Howard.
We can’t wait for round 2 in 2017.
10th March 2016 – AI Most Innovative Law Firm Award
Avadis & Co. Solicitors is excited to announce that we have been awarded Acquisition International’s ‘Most Innovative Law Firm Award’ for our region.
3rd February 2016 – Corporate LiveWire: Global Awards
Following up on his January AI Dispute Resolution Awards win – we are proud to relay that Laurie has taken out this year’s Clinical Negligence category in the 2016 Corporate LiveWire Global Awards.
January 2016 – AI Dispute Resolution Awards
We are extremely happy to announce that Laurie Avadis has been presented with the Best Personal Injury Litigator – UK award in this year’s AI Dispute Resolution awards.
19th July 2015 – Wellington Triathlon
Laurie took part in the intense Wellington Triathlon – hosted by Wellington College in Berkshire; once again raising funds for Hestia.
2nd June 2015 – Camden Business Award Nominations
Avadis & Co. Solicitors are delighted to announce that we have received nominations for the following awards:
- ‘Small Business Of The Year’
- ‘Outstanding Contribution To The Community’
It is an absolute pleasure to be nominated for these awards and we would like to thank everyone for supporting our events and activities!
21st May 2015 – Hestia’s Stand Up Against domestic Abuse
Avadis & Co. were immensely proud to be the events principle sponsor.
The goal of the night was to raise vital funds for women and children across London who are escaping domestic abuse. The evening’s MC was Joy Carter (co-host of the BEFFTA Awards 2010), and she was joined on stage by Shazia Mirza (Have I Got News For You and Guardian columnist), Roisin Conaty (BBC 3’s Impractical Jokers/ Edinburgh Comedy Award), Jason Patterson (Edinburgh Comedy Festival/ Loaded Laftas Rising Star Comedy Award), Sarah Kendall, Suzi Ruffel, Liam Williams and Felicity Ward.
The evening itself was nothing short of a resounding success – tackling a serious issue and raising funds in excess of £500 all whilst putting smiles on people’s faces.
2nd May 2015 – London West Tough Mudder
Our very own Candice Rochford took part in this grueling event to raise funds and awareness for Hestia Housing and Support and their work with victims of Domestic Violence.
26th April 2015 – Southampton Fast Twitch Triathlon
Laurie took part in the Fast Twitch Traithlon to help raise funds and awareness for Hestia Housing and Support and their work with domestic violence victims. Considering this was Laurie’s first triathlon he did exceedingly well. Laurie finished 8th in his age group and a very respectable 65th overall.
20th December 2014 – Camden Business Awards
We are delighted to announce that Avadis & Co. Solicitors have been invited to enter these awards by Camden Council under the categories of Outstanding Contribution to the Community and Small Business of the Year.
The entire Avadis & Co. team would like to thank everyone for their continued support of the firm and our fundraising activities.
24th July 2014 – Victim Support
We are delighted to announce that Avadis & co. are now linked with Victim Support.
Victim Support are a national organisation that offer support to victims and witnesses of crime. They are a national organisation which was established in 1974. They have since gone on to become the largest victim support organisation in the entire world.
Their sole purpose is to offer emotional and practical support to victims and witnesses’ of crime and to provide the strength to individuals to move on from criminal events.
In a more local capacity, the Camden branch of Victim Support works closely with the Police, Kentish Town CAB, MASH and Social Services.
We look forward to working with them and helping further their cause.
More information can be found on their website – www.victimsupport.org.uk
13th June 2014 – Shooting Star Hospice and ‘Ex’
Laurie has developed a relationship with the Shooting Star Chase children’s Hospice. He will be crowdfunding his novel, “Ex”, and for every £20 paid Avadis and Co. will donate £5 to the Hospice – with the aim of raising over £1000 for this worthy cause.
Laurie’s motherdied on the 11th April and we had a great deal of support from Princess Alice Hospice in her last few days. That is why he wanted to help raise money for a Hospice with this project. As a child care solicitor he really wanted to help a children’s Hospice and the subject matter of his novel includes the theme of abuse suffered by a group of children and their fight for a resolution and justice.
There will be more about this project as it develops.
You can find out more about the good work that Shooting Star Hospice on their website – http://www.shootingstarchase.org.uk/
19th March 2014 – Notary Express
We are now linked with Camden Town’s local notary service, Notary Express. For more information on the services they offer please follow the link http://www.notaryexpress.co.uk/
2nd March 2014 – 10k Run in Bushy Park
Laurie took part in the 10k race in Bushy Park to help raise funds and awareness for Hestia Housing Support. Laurie finished in 26th place with a time of 45.02
27th February 2014 – Elfrida Rathbone Camden
We are now linked with Elfrida Rathbone Camden. Elfrida Rathbone Camden works to achieve independence, empowerment and personal development for disabled people, children and young people, parents and families. More information can be found at http://www2.elfridacamden.org.uk/.
12th February 2014 – Castlehaven Board
Laurie was made a member of the Castlehaven Community Association board.
6th February 2014 – Build On Project, Haverstock School
We have raised £150 for the Build On Project for Haverstock School.
6th February 2014 – Camden Safeguarding Children Board
We are now linked with the Camden Safeguarding Children Board. The CSCB work with local services to ensure the safety and protection of children throughout the borough . More information can be found at http://www.cscb-new.co.uk/.
3rd February 2014 Onwards – Camden Community Law Centre Advice Sessions
Starting from Monday 3rd February 2014 we will be offering free 15 minute family law advice sessions at the Camden Community Law Centre. These sessions will occur on a weekly basis between 11am and 12pm. To book an appointment contact the Law Centre directly on 0207 284 6510.
16th November 2013 – Mens Health Survival of the Fittest
Laurie is taking part in this challenging 10k race at Battersea. The route features around 10k of running with over 20 obstacle zones en route, packing in nearly 100 pieces of equipment throughout. He is raising funds for Queens Crescent Community Centre and would love it if you came along to support him http://www.mhsurvival.co.uk/london/.
To donate please click here
Laurie is takingt part in this 10 mile race in order to raise funds for Haverstock School.
28th September 2013 – Grayshott 10k Race
Laurie will be taking part in this 10k race on an off-road course around Ludshott Common to help raise funds for the Hestia Housing and Support charity. You can sponsor Laurie via his Just Giving Page www.justgiving.com/Laurie-Avadis or simply text Laur10 to 70070.
11th September 2013 – 5k Run on Parliament Hill with Highgate Harriers
We are sponsoring this open event for runners of 15 upwards in conjunction with Highgate Harriers with a prize from Running Matters in Camden Town. Laurie, Kiran, Candice and Neil will be taking part and there will be a prize for the fastest under 17 year old from Running Matters in Camden Town. I fear that members of the Avadis and co team might struggle a tad against the might of Highgate Harriers but you never know. Laurie has decided against a special prize for the first, second and third M50 runner even though it might have meant he had to present himself with a prize. Please come and support us on the evening.