News from the Access to Justice Foundation

Reaching Justice Wales grants round now open!

Reaching Justice Wales has opened a grants round to fund advice projects across Wales. If you are an advice agency looking for funding, please visit their website for more information. The deadline is Thursday 16th May 2019.

Sharing Solutions Conference – registration now open!

The Access to Justice Foundation, in partnership with Advice Services Alliance, LIP Network and Legal Voice, is organising the Sharing Solutions Conference – kindly hosted by Allen & Overy on 21st May 2019 This collaborative event, aimed at people working in the access to justice sector, will focus on showcasing and discussions solutions to the…

Pro Bono Week 2019

Pro Bono Week will take place from 4th to 8th November 2019, returning for its 18th year to its traditional timing of the first full week of November. The aim of the Week is to recognise and support the free legal help provided by volunteer lawyers, and in particular to: Encourage the legal profession and…

ATJF is recruiting!

The Access to Justice Foundation is looking for a new Head of Development to join our small busy team and enable us to increase the impact we have in this important sector. This senior role will focus on developing new and existing income streams for the Foundation, as well as having a key role in…

Justice Week is coming… it’s time to quiz!

In 2017 we had around 60 teams participating and raising thousands for local legal advice causes. While this is fantastic, this year we want to raise even more! Join us for the 2018 Great Legal Quiz on Thursday 1st November. ​As well as being a fantastic social event, taking part in the Great Legal Quiz…

Glasgow Legal Walk 1 October 2018

The Glasgow Legal Walk is a 10km sponsored walk around Glasgow to raise money for local advice services. The need for free legal advice centres has grown in the past few years. The recession has increased poverty and reduced support services, while funding for the advice centres themselves has reduced. Our fundraising target is £5,000.…

Edinburgh Legal Walk 1 October 2018

The Edinburgh Legal Walk is a 10 km sponsored walk around Edinburgh to raise money for local advice services. The need for free legal advice centres has grown in the past few years. The recession has increased poverty and reduced support services, while funding for the advice centres themselves has reduced. Our fundraising target is…

Manchester Legal Walk 11 October 2018

The Manchester Legal Walk is a 10 km sponsored walk around Edinburgh to raise money for local advice services. The need for free legal advice centres has grown in the past few years. The recession has increased poverty and reduced support services, while funding for the advice centres themselves has reduced. Our fundraising target is…

New grants awarded

The Access to Justice Foundation, as part of the Litigant in Person Support Strategy, has recently awarded grants to Citizens Advice Shepway, North East Law Centre, Suffolk Law Centre and Citizens Advice North East Lincolnshire to help support their invaluable work with litigants in person. Look out for future grant rounds here!

Introducing our new Pro Bono Costs Order Champion

A big thanks to Adam Kramer who secured £2,000 via a pro bono costs order by resisting a summary dismissal application and obtaining specific disclosure for  an elderly Afghani lady, on her claim for around £70,000 said to have been fraudulently obtained from her. Meet our other Pro Bono Costs Order Champions here and find…

London Legal Walk May 21st 2018

This year’s walk takes place on Monday May 21st and is organised by our friends at the London Legal Support Trust. You can find out more, including how to enter, here. For information about other local legal walks, find the Legal Support Trust in your area