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As demand for pro bono assistance soars the Bar is answering the call for the most vulnerable: The Bar Pro Bono Unit reports on the past 18 months

Date:5 NOV 2014
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Kuki Taylor  Fundraising and Communications Manager  Bar Pro Bono Unit

The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a national charity that match-makes members of the public who cannot afford a barrister and cannot obtain legal aid with barristers happy to volunteer their services free of charge. The Unit makes it possible for barristers to balance a dedicated practice with making a significant contribution to the community.
We are the sole pro bono charity to provide legal assistance in all areas of law across all levels from tribunal through to the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court. Our panel of volunteer barristers are based across England and Wales and we now have almost 3 500 barristers on our panel including a third of all QCs.

The Unit team has seen a huge rise in the...

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