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 still 14 million people who live in poverty and 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.
Our events raise important funds that support legal advice agencies across the UK.
Whether walking, running, cycling or baking (or perhaps just eating?) cakes is your thing we have an event for everyone.
We want our supporters to have fun whilst raising much needed funds for free legal advice agencies and it is a great way of meeting new contacts too!
Show off your baking skills along with your staff, clients, students, friends or family. Flavoursome fundraising ideas include bake sales and competitions.
Give your brain a stretch and take part in this nationwide quiz as part of National Pro Bono Week. We supply the questions (not law specific) and you organise the quiz in your local pub, office or just at home!
We need your help to raise vital funds for free legal advice charities who support vulnerable people throughout the UK with our fun, virtual fundraising challenge: Go the Extra Mile for Justice.
In place of our 2020 regional legal walks (outside London and the South East), we’re asking as many of you as possible to take up your own sponsored fundraising challenge to raise £10 per mile for free legal advice services in your region.
It doesn’t matter if you are running, skipping, cycling, walking, or even hopping dressed as a kangaroo, sign up today!
Together our target is to complete 20,000 miles by the end of 2020.
The Legal Walks are 5-10K fundraising walks which take place in towns and cities across the UK. After a year’s break owing to Covid-19, this year, 23 regional Legal Walks returned, which saw over 350 teams take part to raise funds for local free legal advice services. Together, our walkers raised over £105,000 which will provide much needed legal support for those requiring access to justice!
The Legal Walks will make a return in 2022. Click on the link below for more Legal Walk news.
Our Go the Extra Mile for Justice challenge is open for anyone who wants to take on their own fundraising challenge to raise money for the Foundation. From an ultra-marathon to a 3 mile walk, Go the Extra Mile for Justice is a great way to take on a challenge tailored to you, whilst raising vital funds for access to justice services.
Bakers across the UK supported access to justice through exercising their sweet tooth with the Great Legal Bake, as part of Pro Bono Week 2021. This year, our wonderful bakers took part in this crowd-pleasing event and raised some much kneaded dough for access to justice.
The Pro Bono Week committee selected 20 of our best #GreatLegalBake showstoppers. Click here to see our winning bakes!
Let’s get Quizzical with the Great Legal Quiz! One of our highlights of the year, the Great Legal Quiz sees legal brains across the country battle it out to be named the top legal quiz team of the year! We provide the questions (non-legal just like a normal pub quiz), just assign a host and get your friends, families and colleagues involved for a night of fun-filled trivia!