Our grantee Vauxhall Community Law and Information Centre, Liverpool, said: “We’re still there thanks to the Access to Justice Foundation.”
We believe everyone should have access to justice, yet two thirds of the UK population don’t know how to get legal advice and there are 14 million people living in poverty who can’t afford it.
A lack of access to justice leads to issues of poverty, homelessness, ill health, unemployment, broken households, and many other social and personal difficulties.
Pro bono costs provide vital funding for free legal help. Before 2008, legal costs could not be awarded in cases where the winning party was represented for free. Section 194 of the Legal Services Act 2008 changed this.
In a recent blog for the Funders Collaborative Hub, the Access to Justice Foundation’s Joint CEO Clare Carter wrote of the importance of the Community
The Access to Justice Foundation is proud to announce that we have established a new community partnership with Legal News Wales, the Welsh legal sector’s