Help us defend the rights of people who can’t afford a lawyer, so that everyone can have equal access to justice.

By giving your time and expertise as a pro bono volunteer, you’ll be helping local people on low incomes to understand and uphold their rights, and secure a better future for themselves and their families.

You’d be joining a wonderful team of volunteer lawyers who provide free legal advice to local people when they need it most. Find out more about their impact here.

Volunteer advisers typically offer advice on housing, employment, small claims, crime, consumer matters, family law, litigation, immigration and personal injury.

During Covid-19, our pro bono volunteers are providing advice by phone only. In more normal times, we offer face-to-face advice in evening sessions in Croydon, Battersea, Merton, Kingston, Guildford and Wimbledon.

To volunteer as an adviser, you must be either a qualified solicitor with a current practising certificate or a practising barrister, and you must have experience in the area of law that you want to advise on.

If you’d like to volunteer as an adviser, please send your CV to volunteers@swllc.org. Thank you.

Thanks to volunteer legal advisers

4125

people advised by volunteer lawyers last year

£2 million

worth of legal advice provided to our community

8 in 10

people leave with a better understanding of their problem

Volunteering at the Law Centre fulfils the drive of why a lot of us go into law in the first place – which is putting things right. You’re enabling people to be stronger and more confident going forward.

Other ways to get involved

Volunteer – generally

Our wonderful volunteers give their time to support our day-to-day work, and help us provide life-changing help to more local people.

Give a single gift

A single donation, big or small, can transform someone’s life by helping them get justice when they need it most

Give a regular gift

Your regular monthly gift can help someone to understand and defend their rights, at the most difficult time in their life

Our impact

Last year we helped more than 8,000 people on low incomes across south-west London to understand and defend their rights.

Without the free legal advice and representation our charity provides, many local people would be locked out of getting justice because they can’t afford a lawyer.