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WHO ARE WE?

Committee photo November 2015

The Birmingham Law Society Pro Bono Committee is made up of:
Linden Thomas, University of Birmingham, Solicitor and CEPLER Manager (Chair); Michael Bates, Birmingham Community Law Centre, Caseworker/Development Manager; Lucy Burrows, BPP University, Supervising Solicitor; Laura Ralfe, Irwin Mitchell, Solicitor; Sophie Brambley, Linklaters LLP, Solicitor; Mark Taylor, Eversheds, Principal Associate; Imogen Francis, Shoosmiths, Solicitor; Abigail Halcarz, Shakespeare Martineau LLP, Solicitor; Katherine King, Central England Law Centre, Solicitor; Iqbal Mohammed, St Philips Chambers, Barrister; James Dixon, No5 Chambers, Barrister; Sam Burns, University of Law, Pro Bono Co-ordinator & Supervising Solicitor; Lorna Gavin, Gowling WLG, Head of Corporate Responsibility; Michael Young, Shakespeare Martineau LLP, Associate; Nicola Ellen, Shoosmiths, Corporate Responsibility Consultant; Alice O'Donoghue, Mills & Reeve, Trainee Solicitor; Aaron Bradley, DLA Piper UK LLP, Trainee Solicitor; Geraldine Flood, BPP University, Pro Bono Manager; Laura Golightly, Anthony Collins Solicitors, Solicitor; Stas Kuzmierkiewicz, DLA Piper UK LLP, Pro Bono Associate; Amber Nixon, DLA Piper UK LLP, Associate; Katie Rothwell, Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Corporate Responsibility Executive; Amy Tabari, Gowling WLG (UK) LLP, Corporate Responsibility Executive; Amy-Rose Warman, Shakespeare Martineau, Trainee Solicitor; Ellie Williams, Higgs & Sons Solicitors, Solicitor.

The Committee aims to: support; co-ordinate; promote; signpost and raise the profile of pro bono work amongst Birmingham Law Society members and the local community.

The Birmingham Law Society does not provide free legal advice, but the Pro Bono Committee can help! Our aims are to:

  • support;
  • co-ordinate;
  • promote;
  • signpost; and 
  • raise the profile 

of pro bono work amongst Birmingham Law Society members and the local community. 

"Pro bono" is the term for free legal help for someone who cannot afford to pay for legal assistance and is not entitled to legal aid. Pro bono complements, but is not a substitute for, legal aid. 

Organisations who provide pro bono often need more volunteers. Through pro bono work you can give something back to your community and develop your legal skills and knowledge.

If you would like to contact the Pro Bono Committee, maybe you have a pro bono success story that you would like to share, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.