2012 Law School Challenge
The Unit and LawWorks have joined forces for this year's Law School Challenge to raise funds for the National Pro Bono Centre. The deadline for registration is Friday 28th October 2011. For more information please click here.
Legal aid cuts in your area
The Guardian features an article on how legal aid cuts will effect specific areas.To read the article please click here.
The Unit in the ILEX Journal
The ILEX Journal features an article about the Unit. To download the article please click here.
Legal aid cuts of £350 million will bring chaos to Courts
Judges are worried that cuts to legal aid will bring chaos as vulnerable people present their own cases in emotional divorces. To read more click here.
Corporate Lawyers visiting Schools
Lawyers gain important skills through sharing their experience of legal issues to people with no legal background, to read more click here.
Pro Bono Costs
Recently a successful Pro Bono advocate recovered costs from the losing party in Grand v. Gill case (2011). To find out more please click here.
The London Legal Walk 2011 mentioned in the Counsel Magazine
The success of the 7th London Legal Walk and the brilliant contribution of the Bar has been announced in the Counsel Magazine. To read the full article please click here.
Barrister of the Year shortlist
Three of our volunteer panel members, have been nominated for Barrister of the Year 2011. Many congratulations to Bruce Carr QC of Devereux Chambers, John Hendy QC of Old Square Chambers and Helen Mountfield QC of Matrix Chambers.
The London Legal Walk
This has been the biggest event of recent months and Chambers have been excitedly publicising their involvement in a number of ways. Mentioning their support of us, FRU and the LLST in the following places have been:
|On their websites have been Keating Chambers, Coram, 5 Stone Buildings, 5RB, 2-3 Gray's Inn Square, the Chancery Bar Association, 11KBW, the Bar Council, Landmark Chambers, 1 Garden Court.|
|On their blog 9-12 Bell Yard|
The Law Society Gazette praises the effort of the London Legal Walk. To view this article click here.
Know others who should be up here? Email email@example.com and let us know.
Panel member on television
We are pleased to announce that a Panel Member for the Unit, William Bennett of 5RB Chambers, participated in the BBC1 documentary “See You in Court”.
Pro Bono keeps us in touch with the Community
Chris Owen from St Philips Chambers, gives his views on the Bar Pro Bono Unit. To view the article, click here
The Bar Pro Bono Unit: Little Pain, All Gain
An interview with Philip Brook Smith QC, a member of the Management Committee of the Bar Pro Bono Unit in the South Eastern Circuit magazine 'The Circuiteer' here (p12-13).
Learning First Hand from Legal Experts
Andrew Hillier QC, another member of our Management Committee, talks about his experience of the Discrimination Advice Pro Bono Mentoring Project in the Independent Adviser here. The full mentoring summary and evaluation report can be found from Advice UK here.
Pro Bono and the Road to Success
The Unit's own Natalia Rymaszewska explains why pro bono volunteers are vital and how you can get involved at LawCareers here.
City Lawyers May Be Called Upon to Do More Free Work
A collection of essays argues that the City's pro bono offering isn't enough. Jon Robins explains in City A.M. here.
Mediation: Relationship Counselling for the Consumer
Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive of LawWorks, speaks about mediation to BBC Watchdog here.