Donate your unclaimed client account funds and give access to justice to those that need it most.

Indemnifying donations

We can provide you with a written indemnity for your unclaimed client account fund donations.

If your client is traced you can ask us for the funds back and we will return them, making your donation risk free.

Donate your unclaimed client account funds and give access to justice to those that need it most.

Indemnifying donations

We can provide a written indemnity for all unclaimed client account fund donations. If your client resurfaces you can ask us for the funds back, making your donation risk free.

Unclaimed Client Accounts

The Access to Justice Foundation was set up by the legal profession to improve access to justice for the most vulnerable in society. Since 2011, law firms across the country have been working closely with us and donating dormant client account balances in accordance with the SRA accounts rules.

To date, over £1,000,000 has been raised, helping us get closer to our goal of providing legal assistance to members of the public who live in poverty, but are not eligible for legal aid. We are committed to leaving no stone unturned and are driving the campaign into a new phase of fundraising. With your help, we can continue to identify and utilise dormant client funds, so that it goes to the causes where it is needed most.

Through our deep links with the legal community, we are able to fund pro bono and legal advice projects throughout the country and make a real difference to people who are in desperate need of legal help but simply cannot afford it. 

By following the steps set out in our resource guides, residual client balances can be donated to the Access to Justice Foundation where they will be put to great use, making a major impact to those who are unable to access the specialist legal advice they need.

Case Studies

How much does a legal advice clinic cost to run?

£ 0
Funding a court advice desk
£ 0
Setting up a pro bono clinic
£ 0
One case receiving legal representation

Why Now?

There has been a very significant reduction in legal aid funding since the campaign launched in 2011, and we have seen how the need for legal aid greatly outweighs the supply.

Sending Donations

Funds can be transferred to the following –

Account name: The Access to Justice Foundation
Account number: 0001 8272
Sort code: 40-52-40

Please ensure that  ‘UCA’ and your organisation’s name is included in the transfer reference.

Please email clientbalances@atjf.org.uk with your donation details so that a receipt and indemnity can be sent.

 

Alternatively, if a bank transfer is not possible cheques may be forwarded to –
The Access to Justice Foundation

The Foundry, 17 Oval Way, London, SE11 5RR 

We will issue a receipt, and an indemnity for sums over £500.

 We can provide indemnities amounts less that £500 are available upon request.

Please include a note with the client name and internal reference number.

For further guidance on donating unclaimed client account funds please contact us

Indemnifying donations

We can provide a written indemnity for all unclaimed client account fund donations. If your client resurfaces you can ask us for the funds back, making your donation risk free.