Manchester Arena Attack Pro Bono Panel

  • 23/05/2017

Following the terrible Manchester Arena attack last night Manchester Law Society are co-ordinating a pro bono advice rota.

We are looking for firms who are willing to give pro bono advice and free representation to bereaved families to assist with CICA and Inquests.

We are also looking for firms willing to give pro bono advice to seriously injured people to assist with CICA claims.

Other areas that may require legal advice will include:

Administration of Estates

Property ownership/mortgage


Welfare Benefits

Family/Child Custody

Death in service/pension

Financial obligations/debt

It is appreciated that there may come a time when a particular issue, for example a complex contested probate litigation, might need to handled on a non pro bono basis and as such on a conditional fee agreement. However we do believe that in the early to medium term the approach of member firms should be totally pro bono.

As indicated above a priority area for early advice is likely to be compensation to which the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme may apply.  This aspect is especially appropriate for pro bono help throughout. As you will appreciate, since costs are not paid by the scheme, it will be important for bereaved families and injured victims to receive 100% compensation.

If you are willing to act for clients referred to Manchester Law Society on the basis set out above please confirm by e-mailing, with your name, firm, FULL contact details and area of speciality to [email protected]