News from the Access to Justice Foundation

INTERVIEW: Laurence Harris, Chairman of the Access to Justice Foundation

We are delighted to welcome Laurence Harris as the new Chairman of the Access to Justice Foundation, taking over from Lord Goldsmith, QC who has stepped down after 12 years in the role. Laurence Harris is currently a partner at international law firm Cooley LLP and is vice chair of its global litigation department. He…

BLOG: Pro Bono Costs Orders: Unlocking funds for justice

As many of you may know, the Access to Justice Foundation is the charity designated to receive the money from Pro Bono Costs Orders. 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 2007 changed this. Since our foundation…

New vacancy: Assistant Organisational Development Consultant

Are you a trouble-shooter?  Interested in charity management? A manager, aspiring manager or lawyer who thinks that you could help other organisations with unlocking their governance, management and performance potential? If so then the Access to Justice Foundation is looking for an Assistant Organisational Development Consultant. Working as part of our Community Justice Fund “Funder…

MOJ and ATJF work in partnership to offer further support for Litigants in Person through LSLiP Grant

People representing themselves in court will receive enhanced legal support following £3.1 million in additional funding the Ministry of Justice has announced. New £3.1 million grant to enhance free legal advice and support Jointly delivered by Ministry of Justice and Access to Justice Foundation Major £500,000 investment already awarded to national projects   In a…

BLOG: It all adds up! Why you should donate your unclaimed client accounts

What are unclaimed client accounts? Unclaimed or dormant client accounts are sums of money which lie dormant in the client account of many firms of solicitors, often untouched for years. If you have made reasonable attempts to find the client to return this money, but have not had success, you can donate these funds to…

The Access to Justice Foundation awards Lasa Charity UK funding

The Access to Justice Foundation is pleased to announce that a grant of £15,000 has been awarded to Lasa charity UK to continue its important role in supporting the legal advice sector through the delivery of online content designed to help address the problems experienced by vulnerable people across the UK in dealing with problems…

BLOG: Why we need to Go the Extra Mile for Justice

Every year The Access to Justice Foundation organises a series of Legal Walks with The Legal Support Trusts in various regions around the country (apart from the walks in London and the South East which are looked after by our good friends at the London Legal Support Trust). From Cornwall to Glasgow, these walks are…

BLOG: 21 ways you can Go the Extra Mile for Justice!

By Laura Cassidy, Development and Fundraising Manager We’re so excited to have launched our new virtual fundraising challenge Go the Extra Mile for Justice to help us raise £200,000 for free legal advice centres across the UK by the end of 2020. This is designed to be a fun challenge that you can do on…