We are enormously grateful to our volunteers for giving us their time. PLP works closely with a few volunteers. who  you can read more about below.

Will volunteers at PLP, helping with redesigning the website and the new in house style guide. He is currently studying at City Law School and hopes to become a barrister. Alongside his work for PLP, Will writes about access to justice for The Justice Gap and is Deputy Editor of Proof magazine. Will also volunteers at the Free Representation Unit and Refugee Connection, a charity that promotes integration between Londoners and refugees. Outside of work, Will is trying to teach himself to take better than average landscape photographs and can often be found watching Arsenal matches with a mixture of hope and despair.

Mary volunteers at PLP and has worked on the Legal Aid Support Project, researching the impact of the legal aid cuts. She studied Law at UCL and will commence her LPC in September to become a solicitor. Whilst at university, she volunteered with multiple teaching projects that aimed to promote social mobility and tackle educational disadvantage. In her spare time, she enjoys running and playing the piano.

Isaac has volunteered at PLP since August 2017, providing research on legal aid. He recently produced a policy paper on the means test under LASPO, with a focus on the prejudicial impact on particular social groups. Isaac just completed the BPTC and hopes to become a barrister. Outside PLP he also volunteers at the Free Representation Unit, and later this year he will travel to America to work on death row appeals. Isaac has previously worked at Bail for Immigration Detainees and in Dunkirk Refugee Camp.”  

Hattie is a volunteer researcher with PLP assisting with their review of the impact of LASPO and access to exceptional case funding in family law cases in particular. In a past life she worked in fundraising and development for complex healthcare charities including the National Autistic Society and Richard House Children’s Hospice. She is currently studying for her BA in Law at Cambridge University where she is Executive Chair of the public policy charity The Wilberforce Society and, predictably, also a rower.