Banker bonus lawyer helps homeless at Christmas

Victor Echodu was once a pilot, flying cargo planes to Africa and Asia. At the age of 62, he’s spending this Christmas in a North London homeless shelter.

Bloomberg News reports that Echodu gets a battered pilot’s ID out of his wallet with a picture showing a younger man in uniform: white shirt and epaulettes.

The Ugandan needs to have his immigration status confirmed before he can move into a new home which, he explains, is hard because he’s lost his passport.

Shelter From The Storm, where Echodu is staying, is one of the few places where the homeless can get legal advice as well as food and a bed. Lawyers from elite London law firms volunteer at free clinics twice a month on problems from child custody and divorce, to housing and getting access to benefits.

The initiative is run by Andrew Hochhauser, a trial lawyer who’s best known for helping 104 Dresdner Kleinwort bankers win about $61m from Commerzbank in the U.K.’s biggest bonus lawsuit.

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