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The importance of pro bono lawyering

Date:6 NOV 2014
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Family Law

Maeve O’Rourke  Barrister Thomas Bingham Chambers

The below article was originally published in August Family Law and has been made available free of charge for National Pro Bono Week.

Family law is the area in which the Bar Pro Bono Unit is seeing the greatest number of applications for assistance. Demand is growing steadily with the Unit finding it increasingly difficult to place all of its accepted cases in London the South East and the Midlands. By July of this year the Unit’s five caseworkers had received almost the same number of family law requests as they had in total last year.

Up and down the country family lawyers are giving generously of their time and expertise on a personal basis and through LawWorks the Bar Pro Bono Unit Citizens’ Advice Bureaux and Law Centres. Law students are joining in too offering advice through a number of supervised law school clinics. Four ...

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