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Bar Pro Bono Unit

Contact:
There is not a specific contact to ask for, but if you email they will be happy to put you in contact with the relevant volunteering schemes

Address: 289-293 High Holborn, London WC1V 7HZ DX 188 – Chancery Lane

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www.barprobono.org,uk
    Services:
The Bar Pro Bono Unit is a charity which helps find pro bono (free) legal assistance from volunteer barristers.  The Bar Pro Bono Unit is unable to assist where the client can obtain Legal Aid.  Clients or their advisers MUST find out whether public funding can be obtained before an application is made to the Unit. All legal areas.

Birmingham FLAG ( Free Legal Advice Group)

Contact:
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Hannah Gorman, FLAG Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Address: Pro Bono Office, Room 123 Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT Tel: 0121 415 8812

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Ruth Creed or Charlotte Mawdesley, Mills & Reeve, 78-84 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AB

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http://www.law.bham.ac.uk/prospectus/life/pro-bono.shtml

http://www.mills-reeve.com/probono/
    Services:
Clients contact Birmingham FLAG by telephoning on 0121 415 8812 to make an appointment (Thursday evenings, term time 5:00-7:00pm) at: The Pro Bono Office, Room 123, First Floor, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT.

Areas of law covered: Family and divorce law, wills and probate, employment, mental health and mental capacity issues, clinical negligence, bankruptcy and insolvency, civil litigation, contract law, company law, data protection, immigration and asylum, minor road traffic offences, landlord and tenant matters.

Business in the Community

Contact: Jayne Magee, Head of Operations
Tel: 0121 451 2227
Fax: 0121 451 2782
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Frances Kenwrick, Employee Volunteering Broker
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Address: Business in the Community, 83 Bournville Lane, Birmingham, B30 2HP

http://www.bitc.org.uk/

    Services: Business membership organization, they encourage pro bono (not just lawyers). Companies join as a member, eg an account manager, can sign up to campaigns they run (social, environmental etc).

Lawyers for your Business

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http://www.lawsociety.org.uk/for-the-public/common-legal-issues/setting-up-a-business/lawyers-for-your-business/

    Services: Network of 1,000 solicitors in England and Wales offering specialist advice.  Offer business-related legal advice, offers a free half-hour initial consultation with a solicitor in your area who is a member of the scheme.  Advice can be sought on a range of legal issues including finance, taxes, employment law, contracts, company structure and health & safety.  The website also provides links to a range of downloadable advice books.