Pro bono manual

The Pro Bono Manual is currently under review. When reading the Manual, you should also refer to the SRA Standards and Regulations, our GDPR guidance and any other relevant new legislation and policy.

This is a practical guide to developing a law firm pro bono programme. It has been compiled by law firms to enhance and support the provision of pro bono services.

The manual can be used as a best practice reference by anyone providing pro bono work. It’s aimed at firms, but much of the content is also relevant to in-house solicitors.


  • Part 1 – issues to consider when planning, developing and maintaining a programme
  • Part 2 – managing and delivering pro bono legal services in practice
  • Part 3 – precedents that you can adapt when developing your own pro bono precedents
  • Part 4 – resources such as a list of pro bono organisations, and information on legal aid and other options for funding
Download the manual

Pro bono manual (PDF 2MB)

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