Delivering change sustainably
We are the first criminal law firm in the country to integrate a commitment to social justice into our legal structure. We set up as a Community Interest Company which means all profits we generate through our work are reinvested into the firm’s mission. Our team’s wages are benchmarked to fair pay standards meaning we can focus on delivering social justice over personal profit. We have three streams of funding to ensure our work is sustainable:
- Legal Aid: for police station cases, for magistrate’s court cases, for cases at the Crown Court, and in the Court of Appeal.
- Private clients: most working people, even those on a low wage, may not be eligible for legal aid for a criminal defence lawyer. We offer fixed fees for many cases.
- Grants: charities and institutions fund our project work on criminal justice issues.