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“We have a justice gap that excludes many individuals from accessing the legal support they require” Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile

Aoife O’Reilly provides Pro Bono advice at the Free Legal Advice Center as a Toynbee Hall volunteer. She’s part of the Allen and Overy LLP team who have supported access to justice in East London with FLAC for over a decade. As part of Pro Bono Week she speaks to us about her experiences at…
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“I believe that support can bring changes to a person’s life” Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile

Farhana Chowdhury has been volunteering at several FLAC clinics for over 3 years. She’s been an incredibly valuable and hardworking volunteer over that time, assisting with great sensitivity and expertise on countless cases. Since 1898, Toynbee Hall’s Free Legal Advice Centre has been powered by pro bono volunteers giving up their time to provide free,…
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“We really do make a difference to people’s lives.” Julia Wookey and Adam Fellows, Pro Bono Week Volunteer Profile

Julia Wookey and Adam Fellows from Howard Kennedy share their experience as a Pro Bono volunteers at the Free Legal Advice Centre at Toynbee Hall. They provide advice at FLAC as Toynbee Hall volunteers. Since 1898, Toynbee Hall’s Free Legal Advice Centre has been powered by pro bono volunteers giving up their time to provide…
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Jade Bernard - FLAC Pro Bono Adviser

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Jade Bernard

Jade Bernard shares her experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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Dawn McNish - FLAC Administrator

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Dawn McNish

Dawn McNish shares her experiences as a Volunteer Administrator at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) has…
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Brookemorgan’s Black History Month Tribute

When We Speak participant Brookemorgan has created a tribute to celebrate her fantastic mother during Black History Month. Find the incredibly moving poetry/visual piece below.

Winifred Mbiele

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Winifred Mbieli

Winifred Mbieli shares her experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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Janette Plummer - FLAC Pro Bono Adviser

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Janette Plummer

Janette Plummer shares her experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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Photo of Black woman protesting - Usung Black Achievers

Unsung Black Achievers from the 20th and 21st Century

By Adeola Gbakinro, Participant of Toynbee Hall’s youth project, When We Speak and Founder of Uplifting the Next Generation In honour of Black History Month, we remember the forgotten Black activists from our history whose achievements have sadly been undocumented in our own and in so many historical records. We’re working to record and celebrate…
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Eric Moffat - FLAC Pro Bono Adviser

Amplifying Black voices in the legal profession: Eric Moffat

Eric Moffat shares his experiences as a Pro Bono Adviser at our Free Legal Advice Centre and as a Black legal professional A crucial part of our work at Toynbee Hall is providing wider access to justice to the communities we serve to create a fairer and happier society. Our Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC)…
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