The London Specialist Advice Forum (LSAF) is a network of frontline specialist free legal advice agencies across the capital. LSAF is an initiative founded by the London Legal Support Trust in partnership with the City Bridge Trust, to share best practices, discuss projects, and identify emerging needs of the sector.
To provide a space for specialist free legal advice agencies to convene to discuss and share current issues, sector developments, funding options, projects, and collaboration opportunities.
To improve communication across the advice sector through forum meetings, sub-group meetings, and wider digital communications.
To improve sustainability and efficiency of the advice sector through encouraging the sharing of best practices, resources, and learnings from others within the sector and beyond.
To support the resilience of the advice sector through the peer network of attendees at the LSAF, and in sub-group meetings, providing a safe space for problem sharing and support.
To identify emerging issues, themes, and patterns within the advice sector to shape development work.
Use knowledge of identified issues to inform and share information on relevant developments with the wider sector, funding community, and key policy stakeholders where suitable. This knowledge will also be used to shape pilot projects as and when relevant.
who is the Forum for?
We are always happy to welcome new forum members – advice agencies providing legal advice can join our quarterly meetings, and subgroup sessions.
If your advice agency provides legal advice in London or has a legal advice service focusing on London, you are welcome to join us – just fill in this short form, or contact [email protected].