Are you a small not-for-profit organisation or social enterprise? Do you need free legal advice on a one-off issue?
The charity LawWorks’ Not-For-Profits Programme helps connect volunteer solicitors with small not-for-profit organisations in need of legal advice. If a small charity, voluntary organisation or social enterprise needs advice on a discrete legal issue, LawWorks welcomes applications for help.
Eligible organisations are matched with a volunteer lawyer from LawWork’s 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. Volunteers can advise on property, commercial/contract, tax, IP, insurance, insolvency, data protection, defamation, and company law (but not on setting up/choosing charitable structures or registering as a charity).
LawWorks will then work with the organisation to gather more information and see how it can help.