Law Firm Partnership Opportunity: Toynbee Hall – Free Legal Advice Centre

The Free Legal Advice Centre founded in 1898, it is seeking to develop more long term partnerships with law firms to scale up its impact and meet the growing demand for its services.

Background

Toynbee Hall gives a voice to deprived communities by providing free access to advice and support services and working collaboratively to tackle social injustice. Based in the East End of London, it has been a catalyst for social reform in the UK for over 130 years. From being an influential pioneer of adult education and free legal advice services to tackling financial exclusion, low aspirations and social isolation today, Toynbee Hall has a positive national impact far beyond its local community.

The Free Legal Advice Centre is Toynbee Hall’s flagship project and the longest running free legal advice centre in the world. Founded in 1898, it is seeking to develop more long term partnerships with law firms to scale up its impact and meet the growing demand for its services.

Law Firm Partnership Opportunity

FLAC is inviting more law firms to join a core group of lead partners by committing £15,000-25,000 annually as well as pro bono hours for at least three years:

A wider core group of lead partners is vitally needed because pressures caused by poverty are generating fast increasing demand for FLAC’s services.
Toynbee Hall requires at least £500,000 over the next 3 years to expand existing services and take a strategic long term approach to plugging gaps in service provision.

Plans include developing new remote casework capabilities for volunteers, and building networks to share resources through its Legal Capability Programme.

Further Information

For further information on this exciting opportunity, please read the briefing document which can be found at the following link:

https://www.lawworks.org.uk/solicitors-and-volunteers/resources/law-firm-partnership-opportunity-toynbee-hall-–-free-legal

Application

To discuss supporting Toynbee Hall Free Legal Advice Clinic please contact Phoebe Walker at [email protected] or call at 020 7392 2970.

Details

Region:
Greater London
Closing date:
Tuesday, January 30, 2018