National Pro Bono Centre

48 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JF

Contact :, 020 7092 3960

Geographic area served: England and Wales only

Type of organization: Clearinghouse

Serves: Staff journalists, editors, media outlets; freelance journalists; civic media/bloggers

Type of support: Legal, advocacy

Types of legal support provided: General legal advice / counsel to journalists/media outlets; pre-publication legal advice / counsel to journalists, media outlets, journalist associations; legal advocacy for specific cases and issues.

Types of cases: Every area of law, including: defamation/libel; freedom of information claims; source protection and/or whistle-blowing; contractual/labor disputes between staff, freelance journalists and media outlets; disputes between journalists and media outlets over violations to professional codes of ethics.

Fee structure: Pro-bono/free

Type of advocacy support: Advocacy support for labor issues or disputes