- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
On Tuesday 3 November 2015 I attended a National Pro Bono week event to highlight pro bono work undertaken by the legal profession. Pro bono legal services are not, nor can they ever be, a substitute for a properly funded system of legal aid. However for those who are not eligible for for the public funding system and are unable to pay for legal advice, free advice and representation provided by volunteer lawyers is often the only means of obtaining access to justice in order to enforce their rights.
-LawWorks: www.LawWorks.org.uk/clinics T:0121 227 6540 W: www.Birminghamclc.org.uk
-Independent Parental Special Education Advice: T: 01799582030 W: www.IPSEA.org.uk.
-Tax Aid T: 03451203779 E: W: www.taxaid.org.uk
-Tax Help for Older People T: 08456013321 W: www.taxvol.org.uk E: [email protected]
-Age UK Advice T: 01922582030 Email: [email protected]
-Personal Support Unit. T:0121 250 6354 Email: [email protected]
-Shelter T: 08088004444. W: www.shelter.org.uk /advice
-Advice UK W: www.adviceuk.org.uk E: [email protected]
-Bar Pro Bono Unit T: 02070923960. W: www.barprobono.org.uk
-Free Representation Unit T: 02076119555. W: www.thefru.org.uk E: [email protected]
the Law Society have published a guide to Pro Bono work. It can be found here: http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/Support-services/Practice-management/Pro-bono/pro-bono-toolkit/