If you were hoping to take part on behalf of a charity, you also have the option to use the Great Legal Quiz to fundraise 100% for the charity of your choice, or split the funds you raise 50% with the North West Legal Support Trust!
The North West Legal Support Trust was established to support the provision of free legal advice in the North West of England (Cumbria, Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire and Greater Manchester) and the Great Legal Quiz is an important part of our fundraising activities. The organisations we support make a huge difference to the lives of many people, supporting the most vulnerable by providing funds to local organisations such as The Personal Support Unit (PSU), an independent charity based in the Manchester Civil Justice Centre, where volunteers provide practical and emotional support for people facing the daunting experience of appearing in civil and family court proceedings without legal representation. Since the recent cuts to legal aid have come into force, the number of Law Centres has decreased by 20%, and reduced household income for many working families has increased demand for free access to specialist legal advice. It is more important than ever that the poorest and most vulnerable people in our community have access to such support.
We would like to get as many people involved as possible, so gather your co-workers, friends and family (you don’t need a legal brain to participate) to join us for an evening of quizzing and fun while raising vital funds for legal advice agencies!