Pro Bono Connect is a referral system that that helps to facilitate pro bono solicitors and barristers working together in chancery, commercial, common law, public and tax cases.
The scheme builds on existing structures for sourcing pro bono work in a simple way. It is self-operating and enables any barrister from a participating chambers doing a pro bono case to request solicitor assistance from a participating firm via the clerks (and vice versa).
There is no requirement to accept a request, only to consider doing so. If a request is accepted, the solicitor and barrister work on the pro bono case as a team.
The aims of the scheme are to:
(a) make pro bono work more manageable and efficient by sharing the workload and using complementary skills of barristers and solicitors;
(b) thereby increase the scope and volume of pro bono work taken on by solicitors and barristers;
(c) strengthen existing solicitor/barrister relationships and foster new ones.
For further information or if your barristers would like to join the scheme, please contact Jamie Goldsmith of One Essex Court at firstname.lastname@example.org