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Profession helps law schools to step up pro bono advice – Law Society’s Gazette

“The number of law schools offering pro bono legal advice has risen significantly thanks to a boost in support from solicitors, a report published this week has found.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 8th April 2011

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The National Pro Bono Centre Question Time Debate – The Bar Council

“Following on from the 2010 LawWorks event “Legal Aid after the Election”, the National Pro Bono Centre is delighted to give notice of the second Legal Aid Question Time. Panel members will include key representatives from the main political parties and from the representative professional bodies. The audience will include lawyers from all practice areas, members of the advice sector and other key legal aid stakeholders.”

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The Bar Council, 21st February 2011

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Legal aid cuts could make pro bono work a social duty for law firms – The Guardian

“Is it a good idea to rely on organisations whose priority is making money to provide legal advice for those who can’t afford it?”

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The Guardian, 19th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Pro bono – what does the future hold? – The Guardian

“Lawyers must consider whether their voluntary work should be about securing access to justice for those failed by a shrinking legal aid system.”

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The Guardian, 12th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bar Pro Bono Award 2010 – nominations now invited – The Bar Council

“Pro bono has never been more important or more appreciated than in current times.
The selflessness shown by individuals who give up their time for free to assist others in need deserves recognition.”

Full news release

The Bar Council, 24th August 2010

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Time to debate how we can sustain access to justice for the poor – The Guardian

“Securing legal advice for all in a time of austerity puts a responsibility on everyone in the profession.”

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Attorney General Welcomes Pro Bono Progress – Attorney General’s Office

“The Attorney General, Baroness Scotland QC, has outlined and celebrated significant recent progress in the support and coordination of Pro Bono work by the UK Domestic and International Pro Bono Committees.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 31st March 2010

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Bar Charities Launch Friends in Law Scheme – The Bar Council

“The Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Free Representation Unit are today launching a new scheme which will see sets of chambers encouraged to contribute to the Pro Bono work which is co-ordinated by the Units. The scheme, called ‘Friends in Law’, has generated significant support with eight leading sets of chambers already members.”

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The Bar Council, 11th November 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Pro Bono Case Produces First Substantial “Pro Bono Costs Order” – The Bar Council

“Andrew Walker of Maitland Chambers, solicitors from housing charity Shelter, and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, together acted pro bono to save a family from eviction of their home of 20 years. In the process they obtained the first large Section 194 ‘pro bono costs order’, requiring the losing party to pay £20,000 to the Access to Justice Foundation to support yet more pro bono.”

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The Bar Council, 14th July 2009

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Free, gratis and for nothing: why pro bono has finally come of age – The Times

“Afghanistan is a long way, in every sense, from the elegant rooms of barristers within the ancient Inns of Court and London’s legal square mile.

But for the past five years, barristers from a number of chambers have travelled out of their comfort zone for regular trips there for Access to Justice in Afghanistan, a Bar human rights committee project.”

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The Times, 11th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Pro Bono work abroad to be boosted – Attorney General’s Office

“A database of international pro bono projects and a protocol to promote standards in pro bono work abroad are being launched by Baroness Scotland, the Attorney General, today.”

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Attorney-General’s Office, 3rd November 2008

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

An end to the free ride against legal aid opponents – The Times

“It may have been heralded with a champagne reception at Coutts attended by the legal great and the good but the launch last week of the Access to Justice Foundation had little to do with the world of high finance.”

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The Times, 14th October 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Repossessions swamp free lawyers – BBC News

“Homeowners threatened with repossession are being denied free legal advice because lawyers who provide it are being swamped, says a charity.”

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BBC News, 8th June 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Now, even the pro bono units can’t afford to stay open – The Times

“The shake-up in legal aid is having a devastating effect on law centres – hitting some of those most deserving of legal help.”

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The Times, 17th April 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

LawWorks to rank top firms in first-ever pro bono tables – Legal Week

“Pro bono body LawWorks is to create the first ever set of UK pro bono league tables, ranking law firms on their commitment to providing free legal advice.”

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Legal Week, 28th February 2008

Source: www.legalweek.co.uk

From Guantanamo to Rwanda – The Times

“It’s the sixth national pro bono week – so who in the City is doing what for whom this year?”

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The Times, 13th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Lord Goldsmith urges increase in pro bono work – The Lawyer

“The former attorney general Lord Goldsmith has called on law students and lawyers to make pro bono an inherent part of legal professional life.”

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The Lawyer, 12th November 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Law Society reaffirms pro bono commitment with two new positions – The Lawyer

“The Law Society is creating two new posts to promote pro bono work.”

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The Lawyer, 30th July 2007

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Cost recovery in pro bono assisted cases – consultation on proposals for secondary legislation – Department for Constitutional Affairs

“This paper seeks your views on proposals to implement clause 185 of the Legal Services Bill [HL]. The consultation is aimed at those with an interest in or views on the clause, in England and Wales.”

Cost recovery in pro bono assisted cases – consultation on proposals for secondary legislation CP 7/07, 16th April 2007

Source: www.dca.gov.uk


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