W We are committed to establishing The Framework in 2023, to promote pro bono work and support access to justice.
Pro bono work is always only an adjunct to, and not a substitute for, a proper system of publicly funded legal services, but we will encourage our barristers to make use of the opportunities that pro bono work presents, both to enhance their practice and to make a significant contribution to the community and the lives of individuals in need of assistance, who cannot afford to pay or obtain legal aid.
We commit to:
- Appoint Pro Bono Champions in Chambers.
- Action pro bono work as a Chambers; aiming to reach the aspirational target of 10% of our barristers taking on some pro bono work, and strongly encouraging all pupils to take on a case in their second six.
- Organise a seminar in Chambers on pro bono.
- Report on the work done.