News from the Access to Justice Foundation

Legal Support for Litigants in Person (LSLIP) Grant

  About LIPSS The Litigant in Person Support Strategy (LIPSS) is a national partnership of organisations working together to improve the experience of people facing the legal process alone. There are six Partners: Access to Justice Foundation, Advocate, Law for Life, LawWorks, RCJ Advice, and Support Through Court (formerly PSU). Through varied expertise and delivery…

The Access to Justice Foundation appoints new Chair of Trustees

The Access to Justice Foundation has announced the appointment of Laurence Harris as Chairman of its Board of Trustees. He will take over from out-going Chair, Lord Goldsmith QC, who will step down at the end of 2020 after 12 years. Laurence Harris is currently a partner at international law firm Cooley LLP and is…

Emergency Advice Appeal hits fundraising target

The Emergency Advice Appeal, a joint initiative by the Access to Justice Foundation and the London Legal Support Trust, to help the legal advice sector during the COVID-19 pandemic has now raised over £442,665, hitting its fundraising target of £400,000. The funds raised via the Emergency Advice Appeal, launched on 7th April 2020, will make…

Community Justice Fund Launches

    Community Justice Fund launches to sustain UK social justice advisers through Covid-19 pandemic – www.communityjusticefund.org.uk   New fund aims to inject immediate money into specialist legal advice agencies, plus provide longer term support as catalyst for wider renewal All grants will be as flexible as possible to ensure the money is spent where…

£5.4 million to support legal advice during the Covid-19 pandemic

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 need through not for profit organisations and Law Centres across England and Wales. Justice Minister, Alex Chalk said: “Law Centres and charities in the advice sector play a vital role…

LEGAL SUPPORT FOR LITIGANTS IN PERSON

28 April 2020 Dear all, LEGAL SUPPORT FOR LITIGANTS IN PERSON GRANT Now more than ever, it is vitally important to ensure support is available to people taking their matters through the justice system, and to deliver that support as effectively as we can. That is why we are both delighted to write to you…

National Advice Fund – Emergency Appeal

Emergency Advice Appeal launched to raise crucial funds for social welfare law charities LEGAL ADVICE SECTOR IS CLOSE TO BREAKING POINT WARN FUNDERS   The COVID-19 pandemic is pushing an already fragile free legal advice sector to breaking point, grant making charities supporting access to justice have warned.   Launching an Emergency Appeal today (Tuesday…

2020 Spring Legal Walks – Postponed due to Coronavirus Covid 19

After careful consideration and following government advice, the Legal Support Trusts and the Access to Justice Foundation have decided to postpone all of our spring Legal Walks to Autumn 2020.   The safety of our walkers, supporters and volunteers is paramount to us as well as maximising fundraising to financially support the beneficiaries of our…

Covid-19 | London Funders

Funder Statement on Covid 19, March 2020 We, along with a wider group of funders, recognise that the covid-19 outbreak is an exceptional event that will have an impact on civil society groups, and want to offer reassurance that we stand with the sector during this time. We wish to be as helpful as possible…