Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the government's advice to organisations, we're suspending some Law Society Charity activities from operating as usual.
We're temporarily suspending the receipt of funding applications. We'll announce on the site when we can resume accepting applications.
Our March meeting has been cancelled. Our next scheduled meeting is 30 June. We'll announce whether this meeting will take place closer to the date.
The trustees would like to thank you for your continued interest and support.
For more information, see guidance on coronavirus advice and updates.
Update posted 23 March
The Law Society Trustees Ltd Charity is a small charitable fund that awards funding and works with other charitable organisations that aim to further justice, both in the UK and overseas.
Founded in 1974, the Charity acts independently of the Law Society but in close collaboration with it. Several of the trustees are members of the Law Society’s governing Council and committees.
We provide award funding and support to organisations working to promote human rights, access to justice and legal education in the public domain.
We also work with the Law Society’s Human Rights Committee, International team, the Access to Justice Foundation and Solicitors Regulation Authority Ethics team, to name a few of the cross-working relationships we’ve established with other organisations.
We participate in events at the Law Society with many of the communities, divisions and conferences.
We focus award support to registered charitable organisations who:
The Charity supports charitable organisations, objects or purposes. In accordance with our charter we're not allowed to support individuals seeking legal representation, support for their legal education or work experience.
We're unable to support requests from:
We need your support. We’re grateful to receive generous donations from solicitors, firms and individuals. By donating residual or unclaimed client balances, you’ll be helping us to continue to support projects and services both in the UK and overseas.
We also accept personal donations as well as legacy donations.
Visit our JustGiving page.
Barclays Bank account 00568449
Sort code 20 32 29
Email a breakdown of names and balances of the amount(s) to email@example.com, especially if they're over £500 for any single client balance(s).
Payable to the Law Society Charity and accompanied on letterhead with your name and email address so we may acknowledge your donation.
Donation form (Word 179KB)
However you choose to donate, if the amount is over £500 for a single client balance you need to get SRA approval by completing a withdrawal of residual client balances form. After you receive SRA approval, send a scanned copy of the approval to us with a list of names and balances. Single client balances over £500 are indemnified.
Call our Support Centre on 02072 421 222 or email the Company Secretary at:
The Law Society Charity is located at:
The Law Society 113 Chancery Lane London WC2A 1PL
Registered Charity No.268736
You can help the Charity by making a donation.