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Legal Aid and Funding

Law Centres Network
Law Centres have existed since the early 1970s and work within their communities to defend the legal rights of local people. Specialising in social welfare law, they have an in-depth knowledge of the issues communities face. Law Centres offer legal advice, casework and representation to individuals and groups. They also help build capacity within local communities by training and supporting local groups and educating people about the law and their rights.
http://www.lawcentres.org.uk/

LawWorks
LawWorks is a charity which aims to provide free legal help to individuals and community groups who cannot afford to pay for it and who are unable to access legal aid. LawWorks also provides lawyers who want to volunteer their legal skills with a wide variety of pro bono opportunities.
http://www.lawworks.org.uk/

Legal Aid
Government page on legal aid, which can help you pay for legal advice, mediation or representation in court if you canít afford it. This could include help for housing, debt, family or education problems. You can also get legal aid if youíre accused of a crime.
http:/// www.gov.uk/ legal-aid

The Bar Pro Bono Unit
The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity which helps to find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers. They can assist with advice, representation and help at mediation, cases in all legal areas, and where proceedings have not yet been started, in all tribunals and courts in England and Wales. Pro bono assistance is only available to those who cannot afford to pay and who cannot obtain public funding (Legal Aid).
http://www.barprobono.org.uk/

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