Fairmont Legal named in the Pro Bono Recognition List 2024

Fairmont Legal is thrilled to announce its inclusion in the inaugural Pro Bono Recognition List published on 17th June 2024.

Set up under the sponsorship of the Attorney General’s Pro Bono Committee, endorsed by the Lady Chief Justice and with the support of the Law SocietyBar Council and all major pro bono legal organisations, the Recognition List celebrates the valuable contribution of individual lawyers at firms and organisations of all sizes who provide pro bono legal help to those in need.

The Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, said: “I take this opportunity to thank each and every solicitor and barrister who appears on the Recognition List. Each has provided at least 25 hours of legal pro bono last year, with many offering substantially more than that. Those lawyers follow the long tradition of the legal profession in volunteering their time to provide free legal assistance to individuals and charities. 

“Pro bono is not a substitute for legal aid, but it is a valuable part of our system of justice, working alongside the advice sector. The judiciary sees first-hand how pro bono advice and representation helps those who might not otherwise receive legal assistance. I hope that recognition on the List encourages the legal profession to continue its commitment to providing pro bono help to those in need.”

Pro bono has long been associated with the legal industry and involves lawyers providing legal advice or representation, free of charge, in the public interest. This can be to individuals, charities or community groups who cannot afford to pay for legal help and who do qualify for legal aid or any other means of funding.

Fairmont Legal’s vision of “Making Legal Services Easier To Access And Understand For People Of All Backgrounds”, means we make it a priority to make sure everyone has effective access to their legal rights.  As the only Bolton-based solicitors included in the List, we are delighted to be recognised for our commitment to the community.

The full list, which will be published annually, is available here.

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