FLSU again in contention for pro bono award

06 Jan

The Faculty's Free Legal Services Unit (FLSU) has started the year in fine fashion, after being short-listed for a prestigious award.

For the second year in succession, the FLSU has been named in the finalists for the pro bono category of the Scott + Co Scottish Legal Awards.

In 2014, the FLSU was highly commended, and will be hoping to go one better this year. The other finalists are the Aberdeen Law Project, DLA Piper Scotland LLP, and University of Strathclyde Law Clinic.

In its submission, the FLSU highlighted the centuries-old tradition of counsel providing access to justice for those who were unable to afford the cost of going to law.

And it used a series of cases over the past 12 months to illustrate the kind of assistance which volunteer senior and junior counsel can provide to make a real difference for people.

Mungo Bovey, QC, FLSU convenor, said: "I am pleased that the Unit's work in 2014 has been recognised in this short-listing. The Faculty is proud to place our pro bono efforts at the heart of our social responsibility programme."

The winners of the legal awards are to be announced in March