Profit with a purpose: Cabot Law, a new project
Law Centres in the south west have come together to pioneer a new Community Interest Company (CIC) which will specialise in immigration law.
Cabot Law is scheduled to open in spring 2017 thanks to funding from the Legal Education Foundation and the Future Advice Fund.
Cabot Law will build on the tried and tested model of offering an administrative support to freelance consultants working in immigration law.
Uniquely, the CIC will return all profits to Avon and Bristol Law Centre, Gloucester Law Centre and Wiltshire Law Centre.
This partnership is just one example of how Law Centres have responded to cuts in Legal Aid by diversifying their income so they can continue to meet unprecedented demand for their social welfare services.
Project manager, Harry Tedstone is inviting letters of interest from consultants who wish to join the new venture. More information on our Current Vacancies page here
“Finding the right team is about finding people who share the project’s 'Justice for All’ values.”
We are committed to providing a working space that is supportive, professional and flexible. A place where the client comes first and services are tailored to their individual needs.
The enterprising project harnesses the Law Centres’ strengths and experience to develop a new service to a new client base. We have been very deliberate about not undertaking any work that remains within the scope of the legal aid system.
ACFA-ASTF Project, Bristol
The aim of the project is to help defend and maintain a diverse and professional range of advice services across the region, and to help organisations improve the way they meet the needs of their clients. The project is funded by the Advice Services Transition Fund until September 2015.
Avon and Bristol Law Centre are the lead agency on the project and are responsible for the staff and for project management. The oversight and strategic direction of the project is guided by a Steering Group made up of representatives from the members of the longstanding umbrella body, ACFA: The Advice Network (formerly known as 'Advice Centres for Avon').
Full details of the project, including newsletters, updates and developments are contained on the Advice West website: www.advicewest.org.uk
South West Law Centres
We also work in partnership with the two other Law Centres in the South West - Gloucester and Wiltshire. This project is working on developing pro bono advice across the region.
The Justice First Fellowship
ABLC has joined the Justice First Fellowship in 2015: visit its website here
Other agencies in the Bristol Advice Network
Some of our previous work