New ways of funding access to justice

The Access to Justice Foundation was initially established as a charity to use legal initiatives to develop innovative funding streams and distribute more funds to support access to justice.

We were created to be the recipient of funds received from Pro Bono Costs Orders pursuant to s194 Legal Services Act 2007.

We are committed to continuing to explore new ways of funding free legal advice and keen to work together with all interested parties to discuss what might work and how we make it happen. If you are interested in being kept up to date about our work in this area, please get in touch with us at

Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts

Interest on Lawyer Trust Accounts (IOLTA) schemes generate funds by pooling small amounts of interest generated by client funds held by law firms