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 hope to raise even more in 2020!
Funds raised will go to support local advice agencies and charities through the UK.
Remember, if you are…
We hope most law firms, advocates and chambers will allow 100% to go to their local Legal Support Trust or the Access to Justice Foundation as those funds are strategically targeted at agencies most in need (and there are a lot of those!)
The Government has allocated £5.4 million in funding to support the legal advice sector during the Covid-19 pandemic, to be distributed to those most in