Our charity has over 600 dedicated volunteers, across England and Wales, with the aim of helping people facing civil and family courts alone. Last year they helped people on over 50,000 occasions.
Cuts in legal aid and funding for advice agencies, mean more people than ever face court alone. People have no choice but to represent themselves at a moment that could have life-changing outcomes such as loss of access to children or homelessness. They find themselves in a legal system that was not designed for people to navigate without the help of a lawyer, desperate for somewhere to turn.
We provide a safe space, with volunteers who listen to each client’s story, help them to problem-solve and decide next steps, source reliable legal information, explain complex procedures, complete court forms, and clearly present statements. How our service can help.
We can support one person at a cost of £32 to our funders. Nobody should face court alone. Enable us to be there.