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How we do it

Kids in Need of Defense UK partners with law firms and businesses. Their lawyers can then provide free legal representation to children and young people. We call them our pro bono lawyers because they give their time for the public good; not profit.

Our supervising lawyers train and mentor the pro bono lawyers throughout the whole process. That means that each child and young person taken on receives high quality and specialist legal advice. It’s a way of making sure that children who can’t access legal aid can still get the help they need. It also means that the expertise at each of our hubs can go a little further.

Seeing the relief and joy on the faces of the clients when their child’s nationality application was approved shows the difference that pro bono work can make to people’s lives.

Sophie Levett, IPT Associate, DLA Piper