Defend Access to Justice with the Big Give

Posted by Amy Neal on 05 December 2019

Everyone should have access to legal advice and representation when they need it. But brutal cuts to legal aid mean this isn’t the case, and justice is now reserved only for people who can afford it.

As one of the few remaining services of its kind in the UK, Liberty’s Advice and Information service is a lifeline to anyone who doesn’t know where to turn to for help when their rights – or those of their loved ones and communities – are threatened.

This vital service relies on generous donations. And until noon on Tuesday 10 December, any donations made to the Civil Liberties Trust (our charitable arm) as part of the Big Give Christmas Challenge will be doubled by four law firms* and the Reed Foundation.

Making a difference to people in need

We’ve been providing free, impartial human rights legal advice for more than 20 years – helping tens of thousands of people to enforce their rights and deal with issues ranging from protecting their privacy, to making a complaint against the police, or making sure a protest can go ahead.

And with an 80 per cent drop in people receiving legal aid, our A&I service has never been more important – or more in demand.

So, to better meet people’s needs, we’re going to enhance our capabilities by launching a comprehensive and easy to understand online advice and signposting platform to complement our phone and email service.

Please support us with the Big Give Christmas Challenge to make sure we can meet our ambitious target of £35,000 and help us to expand and improve our service.

Everyone should be able to protect their rights and stand up to power.


* The law firms kindly supporting us are Clifford Chance, Reed Smith, Norton Rose Fulbright and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. 

Amy Neal

Amy Neal

Development Assistant