About Us

Access to justice should be equally available to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. This principle is at the cornerstone of the legal justice system in England and Wales. In practice it is not the case.

Advice Agencies and Citizens Advice Bureaux work very hard to try to ensure that vulnerable people do have a way of accessing justice through a mixture of "Legal Aid" (publicly-funded work), funding from local authorities, charitable donations, and by using pro bono volunteers.

Receiving the legal advice they need makes a huge difference to these people's lives, reducing debt, poverty and homelessness, and combatting discrimination and injustice. You can see some examples of how individuals, families and communities have been helped here.

The London Legal Support Trust works to support law centres and legal advice agencies in London and the South East by providing them with grant funding alongside other forms of support. We do this by holding large fundraising events, most notably the London Legal Walk, and then delivering the funds raised to the agencies where they are most needed through grant rounds. We offer our knowledge and experience of the sector to help the agencies to become more sustainable and help to partner them with law firms and chambers who want to help them ensure that the law is fair. 

For more information on what LLST do please see our recent article in the Expert Witness Journal (September 2017) and our Annual Review for 2018. You can also see other materials from LLST here.

We are part of a network of seven Legal Support Trusts across England and in Wales working with the Access to Justice Foundation to support pro bono and advice agencies, ensuring funds can be distributed where needed most throughout England and Wales. To find out more please visit www.accesstojusticefoundation.org.uk

Thank you very much for visiting our website - we hope you enjoy looking around. Please do let us know if you have any thoughts on how we can improve it.

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