The UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono (the ‘Plan’) is a profession-led initiative for law firms. Each of the 80 participating law firms has a strong institutional commitment to pro bono and access to justice. Participating law firms collaborate with each other in order to improve access to justice through pro bono in the UK. Participating law 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 lawyer 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 (with thanks to TrustLaw for administering the data sharing). You can track our annual progress here. 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.
Our members have offices across the UK including: Aberdeen, Basingstoke, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Chelmsford, Cheltenham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Guildford, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Oxford, Reading, Sheffield, Southamption, Taunton and Watford.