LawWorks’ Not-For-Profits Programme

Local Support

The LawWorks’ Not-For-Profits Programme helps to connect volunteer solicitors with small not-for-profit organisations in need of free legal advice and support. 

Last year over 140 cases for not-for-profit organisations were placed with volunteer lawyers through LawWorks and we are keen to ensure that even more charities, community groups and social enterprises are aware of the free legal help available.

Free casework

Where a not-for-profit organisation needs help with a one-off legal issue, LawWorks matches the organisation with a specialist volunteer lawyer from its network of member law firms and in-house legal teams who can advise on that matter.  

Examples of discrete matters volunteers can help with include: drafting a contract, reviewing a lease, updating a constitution/articles and clarifying rights in a commercial dispute. 

Find out more about free legal assistance on the Law Works website.

Honorary Counsel scheme

This new scheme matches not-for-profit organisations with legal volunteers for longer-term pro bono assistance.  The ‘Honorary Counsel’ will carry out a health check of the organisation’s main documents and act as a first point of contact for free initial advice when needed.

Find out more about the Honorary Counsel scheme on the Law Works website.

Free videos

Organisations can also watch a collection of online videos about common legal issues faced by not-for-profit organisations.  These short and practical videos are free to watch on the LawWorks website and cover areas such as charity issues, property law, employment law, and lots more. 

If you have any questions please email nfp@lawworks.org.uk.