A HUDDERSFIELD lawyer received a surprise when he came across some his firm’s old law books ... in Uganda.
Nigel Priestley, senior partner at Ridley and Hall solicitors, had helped to build the twinning link between the Huddersfield Law Society and the Uganda Law Society.
During his visit to the offices of the Legal Aid Project in Uganda he was shown a number of books.
Nigel checked to see whether the books had been marked to say which firm they had come from and to his surprise he found that they had been sent by Ridley and Hall, his own firm.
He was delighted when told how helpful the books from Huddersfield had been.
He said: “I knew from my own experience how scarce good legal textbooks are in Uganda.
“When we sent off our books we had no idea where they would end up. They go to Kampala and to courts and offices across the country. It gave me great pleasure to discover that they had come from my own firm.”
“The Uganda lawyers told us when we set up the twinning link that there was a chronic lack of good legal text books.”