Oscar-nominated actor Carey Mulligan closed the opening session of the Global Law Summit by calling on delegates to support the Summit’s chosen charity War Child.

Referencing the charity’s work in Jordan, dealing with children who had been caught up in the conflict in Syria, she said it sought not just to keep children safe from ‘mortars falling on them as they visit a market’, but to assist them in dealing with the trauma they had experienced. Through education support, the charity wanted children it assisted to have the chance to become the ‘engineers, doctors – lawyers’ of the future.

Mulligan hoped that lawyers present would match the generosity of global law firm CMS Cameron Mckenna. The firm added to previous commitments to War Child with a donation of £10,000 at the end of last week.