News from the Access to Justice Foundation

BLOG: HOW CAN TECHNOLOGY HELP THE LEGAL AID SECTOR?

By Nina Armangue, Volunteer at the Access to Justice Foundation Courts have always adhered to tradition and formality, and the legal system has generally resisted change. But the legal aid sector has been gravely affected by a long period of enormous and sustained funding cuts and technology could provide some help and relief to a…

New Vacancy: Development Director

Development Director Salary: up to £50,000 per annum (pro rata for PT) Permanent: FT(37.5) hrs or PT(hours to be agreed with postholder) Currently home based (occasional office based in London, post COVID restrictions) About us The Access to Justice Foundation is a UK wide funder which supports the provision of free legal advice and representation…

NEWS: UK’s legal community to unite this summer for the return of the Legal Walks

The annual Legal Walks are set to return in-person for 2021 – government guidelines permitting Walks will take place in cities across the UK this summer, including Northampton, Oxford, Sheffield, Carlisle, Reading, Brighton and more Walks in Scotland, Wales and other major cities across England, including London, will take place in the autumn Walks in…

£3.1 million for support to those representing themselves in court

Funding from a new grant has now been fully awarded to 11 different projects supporting vulnerable people across England and Wales, the Ministry of Justice has announced. new grant will enhance access to free legal advice and support jointly delivered by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) and the Access to Justice Foundation full £3.1 million…

LEGAL SUPPORT FOR LITIGANTS IN PERSON GRANT

    21 January 2021 The last ten months has been hugely testing for everyone working in the advice sector, which has further underlined the importance of the support it offers to vulnerable people at very stressful times in their lives. We continue to be grateful for the unwavering dedication of those within the sector,…

Our Memorable Moments of 2020

We can all agree that this year has been an incredibly challenging one. In a year of great uncertainty, we have remained focused on strengthening and supporting the advice sector through grant-making, fundraising and impactful partnerships. We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate a few key moments from 2020 and say thank you…

Give the gift of unclaimed client accounts this Christmas

Donating your firm’s dormant client accounts to the Access to Justice Foundation can make a big difference to the number of free legal advice organisations we are able to support throughout the UK. The sums themselves may seem trivial, ranging from a few pence to a few thousand pounds, but to put it in perspective,…

New vacancy: Programme Administrator

We are looking for an experienced proactive and motivated individual to join our team as an Administrator to support the effective delivery of the LIPSS Partnership. The The Litigant in Person Support Strategy (LIPSS) is a national partnership working together to improve the experience of people facing the legal process alone. You will be joining a…

New vacancy: HR and Administration Officer

We are looking to recruit an experienced and professional HR & Administration Officer to provide human resources and administrative support across the charity. You will be joining a very friendly and driven team at a crucial and exciting time for the charity. The role We are looking for someone who is proactive, energetic and motivated,…

The Community Justice Fund injects £11.5m into UK’s free legal advice sector as it tackles ongoing impact of COVID-19

178 not-for-profit specialist legal advice services across the UK have been awarded grants in the first round of funding The Community Justice Fund, an initiative set up to support not-for-profit legal advice organisations as they cope with the impacts of COVID-19, has awarded £11,536,308 in its first round of funding to 178 specialist legal advice…