If you would like to contact the Pro Bono Committee, maybe you have a pro bono success story that you would like to share, please contact probono@birminghamlawsociety.co.uk

The pro bono committee’s objectives are to:

  • support;
  • promote;
  • signpost; and
  • raise the profile of pro bono work amongst Birmingham Law Society (BLS) members and the local community.

The committee will:

  • keep an up-to-date database of sources of free legal advice and support for members of the public to access on the BLS website;
  • signpost members of the public who approach BLS to sources of free legal advice and support;
  • provide a forum for committee members to share pro bono best practice and raise queries and points for discussion regarding pro bono practice with one another;
  • invite guest speakers to share pro bono information, best practice, opportunities and updates at committee meetings;
  • ensure that committee membership is reviewed regularly and local firms, chambers and relevant third sector legal organisations are represented (or are invited to be represented) on the committee;
  • host an event during National Pro Bono Week each year to promote pro bono opportunities to Birmingham Law Society members;
  • proactively help to build links between local third sector advice agencies and local legal practitioners for the purposes of delivering pro bono advice; and
  • host; co-host; and/or support external facing events relating to pro bono and public legal education as appropriate.


Elena Goodfellow – Bevan Brittan

Vice Chair

Laura Hyde – Aston University


Amy-Rose Warman – Eversheds Sutherland


Linden Thomas – University of Birmingham

Michael Bates – Birmingham Community Law Centre

Sophie Brambley – Linklaters LLP

Imogen Francis – Shoosmiths

Abigail Halcarz – Shakespeare Martineau LLP

James Dixon – No5 Chambers

Sam Burns – University of Law

Lorna Gavin – Gowling WLG

Nicola Ellen – Shoosmiths

Aaron Bradley – DLA Piper UK LLP

Geraldine Flood – BPP University

Laura Golightly – Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Stas Kuzmierkiewicz – DLA Piper UK LLP

Amber Nixon – DLA Piper UK LLP

Katie Rothwell – Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Amy Tabari – University of Birmingham

Ellie Williams – Higgs & Sons Solicitors

Alex Pleydell – Mills & Reeve

Alex Tolcher – DWF LLP

Anne-Marie Dhillon – Law Works

Cheryl Green – University of Law

Chris King – BCU

Hannah Short – Shoosmiths

Jane Dulh

Julia Jones – Bevan Brittan

Katie Fennel – Central England Law Centre

Louise Foy – Hughes Paddison

Poppy Wilkinson – Gateley PLC

Sophie Kernthaler – Barclaycard

Mark Taylor – Eversheds Sutherland

Inderpreet Johal – DAC Beachcroft

Nicky Bancroft – Support Through Court Birmingham

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