News from the Access to Justice Foundation

Government invests additional £2 million in the Community Justice Fund

People who have fallen on hard times during the pandemic will be helped by extra funding for free legal advice, the government has announced. An additional £2 million is being invested in the Community Justice Fund (CJF), which supports more than 70 not-for-profit organisations providing legal help to those who have lost their job, been…

New Vacancy: Grants Officer

Grants Officer  Salary: £30,000 per year (pro rata for PT) Currently home based (with occasional working from our office based in London, as lockdown restrictions are eased) About us The Access to Justice Foundation is a UK wide funder which supports the provision of free legal advice and representation to the people who need it…

Cambridge Pro Bono project report on the Pro Bono Costs scheme

The Cambridge Pro Bono Project, a programme within the Law Faculty of the University of Cambridge, was invited by the Access to Justice Foundation to conduct research into the pro bono costs scheme currently operating in the civil courts in England and Wales. The aim of the research was to obtain information on the level…

Volunteer at the Access to Justice Foundation this summer!

The Access to Justice Foundation (ATJF) works to improve access to justice for the most vulnerable in society. We are a fundraising and funding organisation for the access to justice and pro bono sector. We fundraise through unclaimed client accounts donations from law firms; pro bono costs; and fundraising events in England, Wales, and Scotland. Following the…

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,…