An explosion of legal philanthropy?: The transformation of pro bono legal services in England and Wales

Whyte, A. and Boon, A. 2022. An explosion of legal philanthropy?: The transformation of pro bono legal services in England and Wales. in: Global Pro Bono: Causes, Context, and Contestation Cambridge Cambridge University Press. pp. 269-317

Chapter titleAn explosion of legal philanthropy?: The transformation of pro bono legal services in England and Wales
AuthorsWhyte, A. and Boon, A.
Abstract

A tradition of pro bono publico legal work (hereafter “pro bono”) existed in England and Wales for centuries and was adopted, along with many other traditions, in the legal systems of British colonies. The questions we address here are how pro bono legal services in the jurisdiction have changed and why. In considering these questions, we are concerned with the infrastructure of provision (the architecture of pro bono), the volumes and nature of work performed (the typology of pro bono), and the causative factors underlying current patterns (the genealogy of pro bono). The answers to our research questions are relevant to understanding the significance of pro bono services. This will assist with practical issues, such as the reliability of pro bono provision in supporting access to justice, and theoretical issues, such as the significance of pro bono to legal professionalism.

KeywordsPro bono publico. Legal profession. Legal professionalism. Access to Justice.
Book titleGlobal Pro Bono: Causes, Context, and Contestation
Page range269-317
Year2022
PublisherCambridge University Press
Publication dates
PublishedApr 2022
Place of publicationCambridge
EditionFirst
ISBN9781108476157
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108567251.007
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