Students and staff attend annual Livia Award at City Hall
On Tuesday 12th November 2019 a number of staff and students were privileged to attend the Livia Award, held at City Hall, Southwark. The award honours outstanding investigative work by police officers in the Roads and Transport Policing Command of the Metropolitan Police Service. The officers investigate serious injury and death on the roads, and also offer support to families of those affected, through family liaison work.
The award ceremony has been held annually following the tragic death of St Clement Danes student Livia Galli-Atkinson in 1998. The Livia Award for Professionalism and Service to Justice was created in memory of Livia, who was killed on the 12 January 1998 by a driver who mounted the pavement in his car, striking her as she was walking to her ballet class. The first award ceremony was held the following year in 1999.
The ceremony was presented by Livia's parents George and Giulietta Galli- Atkinson, and longstanding supporters of the Livia Award, former MP Stephen Twigg and Mark Pawsey MP. Guest speakers included London’s Transport Commissioner Mike Brown MVO, David Levy, Consultant Solicitor, and officers from the Metropolitan Police Service, all of whom spoke with passion about road safety measures and legislation. The guests heard the details of the officers who were nominated for awards before presentations were made to these worthy recipients.
Guests enjoyed an outstanding musical performance by the Metropolitan Police Service Choir, including a medley from Les Misérables. At the conclusion of the ceremony thanks and a silent remembrance were held.
Further details regarding the campaign, and details of this year's overall winner, can be found following the links below: