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.

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Depending on your particular interest and capacity, there are a range of programmes we support for you 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.

Pro Bono Opportunities

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

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.
Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre provides preliminary legal advice on a range of areas of law.
Access to Justice Worcester assists people who are vulnerable and need legal advice and assistance with a variety of legal issues.
BPP Legal Advice Clinic runs a pro bono family law appointment advice clinic providing free, independent high quality advice to for clients with family law issues.
University of Law Birmingham Employment Advice Clinic offers free employment law advice to members of the public.