If you need free legal assistance on one-off issues you need LawWorks

LawWorks E Flyer 2016Are 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).

Applying for help is simple. You can check your eligibility here and complete the online application form. Latest accounts are required and can be uploaded or emailed.

LawWorks will then work with the organisation to gather more information and see how it can help.

More information about the free legal assistance service.

Download the flyer.

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Birmingham UK. Freelance research, evaluation and policy consultant specialising in social enterprise and the third sector. I maintain the BSSEC blog and website

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