Donate your unclaimed client account funds and give access to justice to those that need it most.

Indemnifying donations

We can provide a written indemnity for all unclaimed client account fund donations. If your client resurfaces you can ask us for the funds back, making your donation risk free.

Donate your unclaimed client account funds and give access to justice to those that need it most.

Indemnifying donations

We can provide a written indemnity for all unclaimed client account fund donations. If your client resurfaces you can ask us for the funds back, making your donation risk free.

Unclaimed Client Accounts

The Access to Justice Foundation was set up by the legal profession to improve access to justice for the most vulnerable in society. Since 2011, law firms across the country have been working closely with us and donating dormant client account balances in accordance with the SRA accounts rules.

To date, over £1,000,000 has been raised, helping us get closer to our goal of providing legal assistance to members of the public who live in poverty, but are not eligible for legal aid. We are committed to leaving no stone unturned and are driving the campaign into a new phase of fundraising. With your help, we can continue to identify and utilise dormant client funds, so that it goes to the causes where it is needed most.

Through our deep links with the legal community, we are able to fund pro bono and advice projects throughout the country and make a real difference to people who are in desperate need of legal help but simply cannot afford it. You can read the stories of Sofia, Charlotte and Miss S †, who were all able to access justice through the projects that we support.

By following the steps on this page, residual client balances can be donated to the Access to Justice Foundation and will make a major impact to those who are unable to access legal aid.

Case Studies

How much does a legal advice clinic cost to run?

£ 0
Funding a court advice desk
£ 0
Setting up a pro bono clinic
£ 0
One case receiving legal representation

Why Now?

There has been a very significant reduction in legal aid funding since the campaign launched in 2011, and we have seen how the need for legal aid greatly outweighs the supply.

Sending Donations

Please send cheques to:

The Access to Justice Foundation,
PO Box 64162,
London,
WC1A 9AN
and include a note with the client name and internal reference number.
We will send you a receipt, and an indemnity for sums over £500. We can provide indemnities on lower amounts on request.

Alternatively, you can transfer the funds to account number:
0001 8272,
Sort code 40-52-40,
Account name The Access to Justice Foundation.
Please ensure that UCA and the firm’s name is included in the transfer reference.
You can write to our
PO Box address,
or email clientbalances@atjf.org.uk with the donation details so that a receipt and indemnity can be sent.

For further guidance on donating unclaimed client account funds please contact us

Indemnifying donations

We can provide a written indemnity for all unclaimed client account fund donations. If your client resurfaces you can ask us for the funds back, making your donation risk free.