Pro bono opportunities

LawWorks develops and supports the delivery of a number of pro bono programmes and initiatives. There are many other pro bono opportunities across England and Wales.

Progammes

Depending on your particular interest and capacity, there are a range of programmes we support which solicitors from member firms can get involved with: 

The Not-For-Profits Programme connects small not-for-profit organisations in need of legal support with the skills and expertise of lawyers, to support the continuation and expansion of their services to people in need. 

Secondary specialisation is a programme to support lawyers in firms and in-house teams to develop expertise in areas of social welfare law and employment where need is significant and supply increasingly limited. 

If you would like to support our work by becoming a member do get in touch. Please contact our membership officer ([email protected]) or 020 7092 3941.

Clinics Network

LawWorks runs a Clinic Network, which supports and develops independent pro bono clinics across England and Wales. 

Clinics on the LawWorks Clinic Network are independent, locally run and provide free initial advice to individuals, predominantly in the area of social welfare law on either a drop-in or appointment basis. Advice is delivered face-to-face, over the telephone and in some circumstances via Skype. Solicitors can volunteer at clinics as individuals or as part of a firm/in-house team initiative depending on the clinic and its needs. 

Legal and skills training is offered to clinics on the Clinics Network to give volunteer solicitors the confidence to provide advice at clinics.

Pro Bono Opportunities

Our listings of pro bono opportunities give an overview of current volunteering opportunities across the country. Please see below.

If you would like to learn about other ways to volunteer, please visit the Get involved section of the website or visit the National Pro Bono Centre website at: www.nationalprobonocentre.org.uk/volunteer-portal/.  

The Citizens Advice network provides the advice people need for the problems they face and improves the policies and practices that affect people's lives.
Rights of Women are a women’s charity working to help women through the law. They provide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights.
Could you spare a Wednesday evening once every 8-10 weeks to help vulnerable members of our community and provide valuable work experience to law students? If so, the University of Law would love to hear from you. We are looking for volunteers to assist with our Employment Rights Advice Line (BERAL). BERAL is a telephone advice service which has been providing initial employment advice to unrepresented individuals in Birmingham for 10 years.
Durham LawWorks Pro Bono Society clinic, made up of student volunteers, operates to provide legal advice to the individuals and small businesses of Durham.
London South Bank University (LSBU) is a public university in Elephant and Castle, based in the London Borough of Southwark, close to the south bank of the Thames. LSBU is looking for a law firm partner to give specialist advice in employment law.
The Ealing Advice Service is the main advice provider in Ealing and a leading not-for-profit advice innovator in West London.
Celebrating their 120th anniversary, Toynbee Hall are seeking to work with more law firms with a passion for pro bono and access to justice who can support them in securing the success and sustainability of the service in the years to come.
The clinic operates in partnership with Manchester Settlement at the New Roundhouse in Openshaw, a community in which there are many challenges, including high levels of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.
South West London Law Centres is an independent registered charity which gives individuals and communities legal advice and support both by Legal Aid and through 15 pro bono clinics.
Centre 70 is an Advice and Counselling Service. We provide free, impartial, confidential and independent advice on social welfare law.