Bar of Ireland to sponsor Community Law & Mediation’s advice centres



The Bar of Ireland has announced a three-year sponsorship of the free legal advice clinics run by Community Law & Mediation.

The Coolock and Limerick-based non-profit organisation works to reduce and remove barriers to the law.

The announcement follows a longstanding, informal tradition of barristers providing pro bono services at Community Law & Mediation.

Speaking after the announcement yesterday, David Barniville SC, chairman of the Council of the Bar of Ireland, said: “Access to justice is a fundamental human right not a luxury, however many people can find it difficult to navigate the justice system for various reasons.

“We are delighted to formalise our relationship with the Community Law & Mediation today with this three-year sponsorship.”

Rose Wall, chief executive of Community Law & Mediation, added: “Everyone should be able to access basic legal information and advice irrespective of their income and background.

“We work with many people for whom this is not always a reality and the support provided by The Bar of Ireland is invaluable in that regard.

“This sponsorship arrangement will ensure that our free legal advice clinics will be secured and available for those who need it for the next three years.”