The Bar Council and the Personal Support Unit (PSU) have launched a sponsorship scheme to raise £30,000 of regular funding for the PSU.
The PSU supports more than 6,000 unrepresented litigants in civil and family matters each year, but is running low on funds. It provides experience and training to Bar students and potential pupils, and makes hearings more manageable for counsel appearing against litigants in person as well as the judge hearing the case.
The Bar Council has donated £5,000. Chambers and Bar organisations can assist through Gold Sponsorship (£1,500), Silver Sponsorship (£1,000), Bronze Sponsorship (£500) or through Individual Friendship (from £25).
More information is available on the PSU website or by calling Natalie McNamee on 020 7073 4760.