Public Legal Education and Pro Bono APPG

First Registered: 28/09/2017 • Last updated on: 17/11/2021

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To promote pro bono work and public legal education (PLE) nationally and internationally, to provide a forum for parliamentarians to work with the legal sector to foster a supportive policy environment for PLE and pro-bono, and encourage/raise awareness of initiatives to improve legal capability and free legal services provision.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Public Legal Education and Pro Bono

1. Solicitor General visits law students in Reading
24/05/2018 - Attorney General
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Found: will meet with law students who help to give free legal advice to some of the most vulnerable people in

2. Public legal education
11/05/2018 - Parliamentary Research

Found: Number CDP-2018-0119, 11 May 2018 Public legal education Compiler: Sarah Pepin Subject specialist:

3. Will the Solicitor General find Goldilocks guilty?
10/11/2017 - Attorney General
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Found: damage. The Streetlaw session, designed by BPP’s Pro Bono Centre, is aligned to the National Curriculum

4. Five new appointments to the Civil Justice Council
24/01/2019 - Civil Justice Council
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Found: procedure related subjects including a book on legal professional privilege. Andrew Higgins has not declared

5. Attorney General visits new Law Clinic at King’s
07/11/2017 - Attorney General
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Found: King’s College London University today to see the pro bono work happening there Published 7 November

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Recent Speeches related to Public Legal Education and Pro Bono

1. Oral Answers to Questions
23/05/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: is taking to ensure adequate funding for (a) education, (b) research, (c) treatment and (d) support to - Speech Link
2: support for gambling addiction in its long-term plan. Public Health England is reviewing evidence, and GambleAware - Speech Link
3: 2020 for a diverse portfolio of music and arts education programmes. The rewards from that include support - Speech Link

2. Public Legal Education
15/05/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: move,That this House has considered public legal education.It is a pleasure to serve under - Speech Link
2: young people must be taught about all facets of the legal system, some of which I will deal with later. Indeed - Speech Link
3: making and will make. Does he agree that a public legal education programme should also focus on our diverse - Speech Link

3. Oral Answers to Questions
28/04/2020 - Commons Chamber

1: What discussions she has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the capacity of the Crown Prosecution - Speech Link
2: What discussions she has had with the Director of Public Prosecutions on the capacity of the Crown Prosecution - Speech Link
3: this landmark legislation that provides support—legal and otherwise—for victims of domestic abuse, including - Speech Link

4. Oral Answers to Questions
04/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: pandemic. Does the Minister agree, though, that public money should not be spent on ideologically motivated - Speech Link
2: Lowry in Manchester has relaunched its emergency public appeal is a warning beacon blazing in our cultural - Speech Link
3: racist abuse as the price to pay for being in the public eye”,the Secretary of State assured footballers - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
26/05/2016 - Commons Chamber

1: taken to promote (a) public legal education and (b) the provision of pro bono legal services. (905096) - Speech Link
2: taken to promote (a) public legal education and (b) the provision of pro bono legal services. (905099) - Speech Link
3: taken to promote (a) public legal education and (b) the provision of pro bono legal services. [R] (905100) - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Public Legal Education and Pro Bono
1. Public Legal Education Panel
asked by: John Grogan
24/07/2018
... what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Public Legal Evaluation Panel to date.

2. Legal Representation: Public Interest
asked by: Richard Burgon
17/06/2019
... how many applications have been made on behalf of bereaved families for Exceptional Case Funding for legal representation at inquests under the public interest test in each of the last three years.

3. Legal Representation: Public Interest
asked by: Richard Burgon
17/06/2019
... how many applications made on behalf of bereaved families for Exceptional Case Funding for legal representation at inquests under the public interest test were granted on first application in each of the last three years.

4. Legal Representation: Public Interest
asked by: Richard Burgon
17/06/2019
... how many applications made on behalf of bereaved families for Exceptional Case Funding for legal representation at inquests under the public interest test were granted on appeal in each of the last three years.

5. Legal Representation: Public Interest
asked by: Richard Burgon
17/06/2019
... how much funding has been granted to successful applicants for Exceptional Case Funding for legal representation at inquests under the public interest test in each of the last three years.

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6 Current APPG Officers
Laura Farris Portrait
Laura Farris
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Newbury
Joined: 6th October 2021
Lord Low of Dalston Portrait
Lord Low of Dalston
Vice Chair
Crossbench - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Laura Farris MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 0207 219 3000.

Email: laura.farris.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

James Sandbach, LawWorks, 296-302 High Holborn, London WC1V 7JH. Tel: 07508 327 606

Email: James.Sandbach@lawworks.org.uk

Secretariat:

LawWorks acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.lawworks.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
8 Sep 2021
Source
LawWorks
Description
Secretariat   From : 08/09/2021 To : 07/09/2022
Value
£3,001
Date
21 Jul 2018
Source
LawWorks
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/07/2018 To : 20/07/2019
Value
£7,501
Date
21 Jul 2017
Source
LawWorks
Description
Secretariat   From : 21/07/2017 To : 20/07/2018
Value
£15,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Public Legal Education and Pro Bono APPG

Former APPG Officers
Alex Chalk Portrait
Alex Chalk
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Cheltenham
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Tom Tugendhat Portrait
Tom Tugendhat
Officer
Conservative - Tonbridge and Malling
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
Jonathan Djanogly Portrait
Jonathan Djanogly
Secretary
Conservative - Huntingdon
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
Baroness Hamwee Portrait
Baroness Hamwee
Officer
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 21st November 2018
No other APPG Memberships