For a society where everyone has access to justice.

We increase the support available to vulnerable people requiring access to the legal system through strategic grant making and supporting the advice sector.

For a society where everyone has access to justice.

We increase the support available to vulnerable people requiring access to the legal system through strategic grant making and supporting the advice sector.

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

We are solely focused on funding and supporting access to justice.

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. 

We give professionals the tools to increase access to justice

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.

Events

Our events raise important funds that support legal advice agencies across the UK.

  • Legal Walks
  • Bakes & Quizzes
  • Upcoming Events

Legal
Walks

If you would like to get involved in taking part or helping to organise an event in your area please contact events@atjf.org.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!

Bakes &
Quizzes

If you would like to get involved in taking part or helping to organise an event in your area please contact events@atjf.org.uk.

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!

Thank you to everyone who took part in 2019 for helping us raise over £36,500 nationally!

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… 

  • a legal advice agency you can raise the funds for your agency by signing up and telling us how much you raise.
  • a law firm or chambers you can raise 50% for your favourite legal advice charity and 50% for the ATJF by telling us which partner agency you want to raise for.


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!)

Our Bakers
National Pro Bono Centre 

News

Grants Round Announcement

The Access to Justice Foundation is pleased to announce grants have been awarded to the following organisations through its autumn 2019 regional grants round. All

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