Pro bono opportunities

LawWorks develops and supports the delivery of a number of pro bono programmes. 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 to get involved with: 

Clinics in the LawWorks 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.

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 where need is significant and supply increasingly limited.

Legal and skills training to give volunteers confidence to provide advice at clinics.

 

If you would like to support our work - by becoming a member or making a donation - do get in touch. Please contact Shani on [email protected] or 020 7092 3941.

If you would like to learn more about partnership opportunities, please visit the pro bono partnership opportunities section of the website. 

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/ 

Pro Bono Opportunities

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

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.
Together for Short Lives is the leading UK charity that speaks for all children with life-threatening and life-limiting conditions and all who love and care for them. Families caring for these children - often 24 hours a day, seven days a week – are under enormous emotional, physical and financial strain. These are ordinary people leading extraordinary lives. LawWorks has partnered with Together for Short Lives to develop pro bono support for these families.
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.
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.
Centre 70 is an Advice and Counselling Service. We provide free, impartial, confidential and independent advice on social welfare law.
BPP's Enterprise Legal Advice Clinic provides startups and small enterprises with free student-led written legal advice on a diverse range of commercial issues from setting up a business, protecting intellectual property, company procedures, commercial property to disputes with consumers or suppliers.
The Personal Support Unit (PSU) is a charity supporting people who do not have professional legal representation in several courts across the UK. Due to government cuts to legal aid our services are in demand now more than ever.