News from the Access to Justice Foundation

Vacancies at the Access to Justice Foundation

TRUSTEE VACANCY Closing date 6 June 2022 (5pm) Our vision is a society where everyone has access to justice. If you share the importance we place on our vision to ensure access to justice, we would be delighted to hear from you. Trustee Recruitment Pack May 2022 HR & NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE VACANCY Closing date 6…

International Women’s Day Message

A statement from the Access to Justice Foundation’s Joint CEOs Clare Carter and Ruth Daniel marking International Women’s Day: “This International Women’s Day, here at the Access to Justice Foundation, we are proud of all the Foundation has been able to achieve in providing and allocating essential funding to the many free legal advice charities…

The Access to Justice Foundation launches new partnership with Legal News Wales

The Access to Justice Foundation is proud to announce that we have established a new community partnership with Legal News Wales, the Welsh legal sector’s first independent and free news publication. With our long tradition of funding free legal advice providers and charities in Wales, we look forward to sharing our new insights, knowledge, experiences,…

Nominations for the Access to Justice Foundation Award 2022 are open!

In collaboration with our partners at the LawWorks & Attorney General Student Pro Bono Awards 2022, it is our pleasure to announce that nominations for this year’s Access to Justice Foundation Award are now open! The Foundation is proud to celebrate the outstanding contributions of students and academics who strive to promote access to justice.…

Interim report on the Legal Support for Litigants in Person grant (LSLIP)

A new report from the Ministry of Justice provides an interim update on progress made by the Legal Support for Litigants in Person Grant. In April 2020, the Access to Justice Foundation and Ministry of Justice launched the Legal Support for Litigants in Person (LSLIP) Grant, a two-year programme funding a range of earlier intervention…

Financial Health of the Not-for-Profit Specialist Advice Sector 2022-23

Our latest research shows that the not-for-profit specialist advice sector is facing a £17.5 million funding deficit in 2022-23. This will result in over 36,800 vulnerable people losing access to specialist advice, and as a consequence many of them will fall into crisis. This latest research builds on work commissioned by the Community Justice Fund…

Community Justice Fund – What next?

18 months following its creation, the Community Justice Fund reflects on issues facing the specialist legal advice sector & announces its commitment to creating a sustainable fund for the sector over the next 10 years.  Read the full release here. 

Supporting free legal advice would save Treasury £4bn next year

Defending the public purse: The economic value of the free legal advice sector September 2021 Read the full report Supporting free legal advice would save Treasury £4bn next year * New economic research shows that Treasury would save over £4bn next year alone by supporting free legal advice for the most vulnerable * Modelling shows…

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…

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…