The Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono in the UK (the ‘Plan’) is a profession-led initiative. Launched in November 2014 with 12 firms, the group has grown fast and now includes over 70 firms. Each of the participating firms has a strong institutional commitment to pro bono and access to justice. Participating firms collaborate with each other in order to improve access to justice through pro bono in the UK. Participating firms work collaboratively to develop the systems and infrastructure to allow pro bono services to be effectively delivered to address unmet legal need.
The Plan also incorporates an aspirational target of 25 pro bono hours on average per fee-earner in the UK each year. Aggregated data is released publicly on an annual basis through our infographic, and more detailed data is shared privately within the group in a de-identified way. The definition of pro bono used in the Plan is the same as that used by TrustLaw in its global TrustLaw Index of Pro Bono, which can be found here.