Campaigns we support

LLST wholeheartedly support, and have been involved in the formation of these campaigns, which are headed and run by other organisations:

 

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National Pro Bono Week

National Pro Bono Week takes place this year 6th - 11th of November. This event acknowledges the influence and impact that Pro Bono work has had throughout the year with numerous talks and conferences organised around the country. It is sponsored by the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). 

As part of the week the annual Great Legal Quiz will take place on Wednesday 8th November. To find out more click here.

Pro Bono Costs 

Pro Bono Costs - Unlock Funds for Justice

Pro bono Costs put vital funds back into pro bono work. Before 2008, legal costs could not be awarded in favour of a party being represented for free. Section 194 of the Legal Services Act 2007 changed this. Where a winning party has free legal representation the cost of what would have been charged had the party been paying for their representation can be included in settlement agreements or ordered by the court.

The costs must be paid to the prescribed charity, the Access to Justice Foundation, which distributes the money to  agencies and projects that give free legal help to those in need.

For more information click here 


Peanuts    

It's Not Just Peanuts

The It's Not Just Peanuts campaign helps to provide much needed funds for free legal advice for those most in need. The campaign aims to mobilise law firms across the country to donate as many of their dormant client balances (i.e. which clients have not claimed back and who cannot be traced) as they can to the Access to Justice Foundation. The Foundation uses these funds to support the invaluable work of legal advice agencies.

The scheme is expected to have raised more than £60,000 over the course of 2012, showing that it really is not just peanuts.

For more information click here

 
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