Access to justice


Posted by Olivia Percival, Advice and Information Manager on 01 Dec 2021

For the next week we’re taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2021 to raise money for Liberty’s Advice and Information Service. Any donations you make will be doubled – at no extra cost to you!

For more than 20 years, Liberty’s Advice and Information Team has given free, impartial legal advice to anyone in need of help. Every year we provide a lifeline to people unable to afford a lawyer – and demand is growing year on year. Huge cuts to legal aid have left many without any form of legal support and our service is one of the few of its kind left in the UK. We are only able to run this vital service thanks to the generosity of our supporters and members.

Every year we help thousands of people in a time of crisis with support by post, email and over the phone. Our online resources give many people the answers they need without having to contact a lawyer and have been accessed by more than half a million people.

We advise people on a huge range of issues, from discrimination and privacy rights to the right to protest. Over the last couple of years there has also been huge demand for advice and support on issues raised by the pandemic, including questions about police powers and Fixed Penalty Notices, travel quarantine, mandatory vaccinations, and the treatment of relatives in care homes.

This year we’re hoping to raise £30,000 for the Advice and Information Service to expand our capacity and help more people. Thanks to matched funding from Norton Rose Fulbright, Reed Smith, Clifford Chance and the Reed Foundation, any donations you make through the Big Give Christmas Challenge will be doubled at no extra cost to you.

Justice shouldn’t be only for those who can afford it – please donate today and help more people access justice and understand their rights.

Any support you can give will be greatly appreciated.

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