The Access to Justice Foundation celebrates 10 years
The Access to Justice Foundation is ten years old this year!
We are the legal profession's charity, set up by the three professional bodies in partnership with the advice sector with the common goal of improving access to justice. We rely entirely on the legal profession for support.
We raise funds from the profession and distribute them to legal advice charities - directly assisting the most vulnerable - children in poverty, the homeless, elderly housebound people, and disabled people.
How you can help
Pro Bono Costs Orders
Under s194 of the Legal Services Act 2008 you can claim the notional cost of any pro bono work you undertake on a civil case (even where some or the majority of the case was done on a fee paying basis) from the paying party with an order in favour of the Access to Justice Foundation.
Unclaimed client account funds
Unclaimed client account balances are a drain of firm resources. By donating these to the Foundation, you can help your local community by ensuring these funds go back into providing access to justice for people who rely on free legal advice services.
We provide SRA approved indemnities in case the client ever resurfaces, so there is no risk to the firm.
Find out more about the work of the Foundation and other ways you can get involved on the Access to Justice Foundation website or by contacting Clare Carter at firstname.lastname@example.org.