Support access to justice with the Big Give

Posted by Ian Browne on 29 November 2018

Human rights aren’t just legal concepts or abstract ideals. They exist to help people all over the UK every day. Liberty’s Advice and Information service has been providing free, impartial legal advice to whoever needs it for over 20 years.

Each year, we help around 3000 people access their rights and deal with issues ranging from breaches of privacy rights, to making a complaint against the police, or ensuring a protest can go ahead.

The heart of our service is our telephone advice line that is open for two evenings and two afternoons each week. We also take queries by email and post.

It’s never been more important for everyone to have access to this advice, and ensure they can protect their rights. We need to grow our service to meet the demand and ensure that we can help everyone who needs it.

Until 4 December, we’re taking part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge. During this period, any donation made to our Advice and Information service via the Big Give website will be doubled by four generous law firms* and the Big Give’s own Human Rights Fund.

A new online platform to meet growing demand

To make our legal advice service more accessible we will be launching an online legal platform that will help connect the public with support, without the need to call or complete an online enquiry process.  We hope this will bridge the gap between people who need detailed advice and those who need general information, while ensuring that no one is left unsupported.

We want to ensure that we can meet the growing demand for our service. We’re excited to be able to respond to these changes and make sure that it’s as easy as possible for any individual that needs it to be able to access the information that they require.

Please support us via the Big Give Christmas Challenge to ensure that we can meet our ambitious £44,000 target and help expand and improve our Advice and Information service.

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

Ian Browne Liberty

Ian Browne

Advice and Information Officer