The outgoing President of the Law Society Robert Bourns said:
"Those affected by this terrible attack will be dealing with enormous personal distress - physical, emotional or otherwise. That will be exacerbated by unforeseen and sometimes complex legal issues caused by this event. We hope free legal advice will assist victims.
The legal profession is concerned and keen to offer support to those who are suffering terrible loss, injuries and other trauma.
We will be asking London solicitor firms with the relevant expertise to register with the pro bono panel if they wish to offer legal advice and support free of charge to those affected by these terrible events.
The panel will operate on a referral basis so that the process is as easy as possible for victims. We are reaching out to the relevant agencies in London to this end."
LawWorks, the Law Society and other partners have been working to establish an infrastructure to ensure a system is built that works smoothly now and into the future for those accessing and offering advice through the panel.
In light of the huge response by solicitor firms to a similar call for pro bono by Manchester Law Society after the attack at the Manchester arena, in the first instance we have been working with firms, emphasising the Pro Bono Protocol, to ensure a consistent, high quality level of relevant pro bono legal advice is given.
Firms and solicitors wishing to volunteer should email: firstname.lastname@example.org.