1COR has responded positively to a request to provide financial support for the establishment of the world’s first National Pro Bono Centre housing the Bar Pro Bono Unit, The Solicitors Pro Bono Group (LawWorks) and the ILEX Pro Bono Forum. We have offered 」5000 towards the cost of the Centre which is in addition to the annual 」3000 sponsorship that we already provide to the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

The set is committed to the aims of providing assistance to those in need through the Pro Bono system and has a long history of providing free professional support as well as financial support to both the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Free Representation Unit.

The new National Pro Bono Centre on Chancery Lane in London is to be opened officially by the Lord Chief Justice and the Minister for Legal Services on 19 October 2010.