Every year, thousands of people in the UK face court alone - we exist to reduce the disadvantage of people facing the civil or family justice system without a lawyer. Going through court can be incredibly complex and bewildering. We provide practical and emotional support to people facing court alone, empowering people who feel that they have nowhere else to turn, helping them to feel prepared and supported in accessing justice.
We work with organisations in various ways: join our Guardians Network, donate your law firm’s residual funds, support an event or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss creating a bespoke partnership.
The Guardians Network is a private network of like-minded philanthropic individuals and organisations who are passionate about helping the most vulnerable people in our society to get fair access to justice. Together they are making a real and lasting difference to thousands of vulnerable litigants in person across the UK. Guardians commit to donate at one of four levels for three years.
For more information about signing your organisation up to the Guardians network contact email@example.com
An easy way for law firms to donate to Support Through Court is to donate any residual client balances.
In 2014, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) increased the limit of unclaimed funds from £50 to £500 which can be paid to charity without SRA permission. Just a £50 donation to Support Through Court can help provide a trained volunteer to support up to two people through the court system and make a huge impact on their lives.
Read more about the process
Download letter template re dormant client funds
Download letter template for clients
We're so grateful for the support of all of our partners who make a big impact for disadvantaged people within our communities at a very difficult time in their lives.