Registered Charity No: 1124512 (England & Wales).
SBA is The Solicitors' Charity, applying £1M annually to support solicitors and their families who are in personal financial need as a result of illness, accident, redundancy or other adverse event. Thanks to face-to-face contact with our volunteer network and tailored grants and loans, SBA can help bring breathing space for individuals and families who are coping with burdens many would find intolerable.
SBA also assists solicitors whose lives are being profoundly affected by changes in legal services and the significant reductions in legal aid. Although they are desperate to work, we know these colleagues cannot find enough chargeable hours to support themselves or their families through their practice. Grant or loan support is not always the solution in such cases. This is why SBA now provides funded access to bespoke solutions to personal insolvency situations. We also offer access to holistic career coaching, job-search and outplacement services, delivered by experienced career coaches and counsellors. These initiatives are designed to foster self-help and greater independence, and prevent increasing numbers from plunging into deeper misfortune or spending their retirement years in penury.
Our work is made possible through the generosity of current and retired solicitors, magic circle and high street firms alike, who care enough about their colleagues to support us.
Help us to help a fellow solicitor in need.