Companies and the legal community

 

Organisational giving

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 c.oloughlin@supportthroughcourt.org to discuss creating a bespoke partnership.

Join our Guardians Network  

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.

Membership presents:

  • The opportunity to make an impact on your local community by joining a private group of people committed to improving the experiences of litigants in person navigating the complex legal system
  • Invitations to meet other Guardians, thought leaders and service staff and volunteers at exclusive Guardians and charity events
  • Recognition in our publications as a way of acknowledging your generous help
  • Regular updates on major developments and a printed copy of our Annual Report
  • Exclusive pro-bono and volunteering opportunities for members of your organisation
  • Specialist knowledge: we can host talks and debates on the issues facing litigants in person

For more information about signing your organisation up to the Guardians network contact a.byam@supportthroughcourt.org

Current members of the Guardians Network.

Donate your residual client balances

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

Bespoke partnerships

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.

Contact us

We are well equipped to support you and your organisation in building tailored partnerships to meet your strategic objectives. For further information, please contact Carmen O'Loughlin by email: c.oloughlin@supportthroughcourt.org.