Pro Bono Cost Orders - What's In It for Me?

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Aimed at solicitors, barristers, judges, CILEx, Clinics and Advice Agencies, this talk on 6 November will explain the process for applying for Pro bono Cost Orders and why they are important.

Lots of firms are now involved in Pro Bono work across a wide range of subject areas, the Law Society have launched a Pro Bono Charter. Pro Bono is one of the buzz words of our time.

But what happens if you take a case on Pro Bono and win? Who gets the costs?

This seminar by the Access to Justice Foundation will explore the issue of Pro Bono Costs Orders.

Come along and find out more about how your Pro Bono work could leave a legacy which assists individuals struggling to get Access to Justice.

Pro bono costs provide vital funding for free legal help. Before 2008, legal costs could not be awarded in cases where the winning party was represented for free. Section 194 of the Legal Services Act 2007 changed this. The Access to Justice Foundation is the prescribed charity to receive pro bono cost orders under the s194 Legal Services Act 2007.

The costs must be paid to the prescribed charity, the Access to Justice Foundation, which distributes the money to agencies and projects that give free legal help to those in need. For example, the Foundation has recently funded Liverpool Law Clinic and the Vauxhall Community Law and Information Centre.  Front line agencies responsible for obtaining pro bono costs can expect to receive up to 50% of the costs recovered.

To find out more about this event and to book your free place click here 
 

The event is hosted by Liverpool Law Society and is the lunch is kindly supplied by: