The Innocence Network UK (INUK) is one of the largest university pro bono ventures in the country, involving some 500 staff and students actively working on cases with the support of law firms and forensic scientists supporting the investigations of INUK’s member innocence projects on a pro bono basis. A recent conservative estimate by a management consultant indicates that INUK represents in excess of 120,000 hours pro bono per year, a share of over 20% of all pro bono activities in UK universities.
INUK has a range of sponsorship opportunities for law firms and other organisations to support all aspects of our unique work in assisting alleged innocent victims of wrongful conviction in the UK.
Convicted prisoners who maintain innocence and have exhausted the appeal process are often no longer eligible for legal aid and are unable to obtain vital assistance on their cases. INUK is the only organisation dedicated to providing crucial access to justice to meet the unmet legal needs of such prisoners by undertaking quality investigations on their cases on a pro bono basis.
Sponsors of INUK can show their corporate social responsibility by demonstrating a commitment to pro bono and access to justice in an area of vital need and the education of law students who frequently report that their university experiences are significantly enhanced through working on real cases of alleged wrongful convictions.
Corporate sponsors of INUK can also gain access to this pool of highly talented graduate recruits from the University of Bristol, one of the most prestigious universities in the UK, as well as to skilled and accomplished students from other leading universities that have INUK member innocence projects.
For information of the types of sponsorship available please contact Gabe Tan at: Gabe.Tan@bristol.ac.uk
We are especially grateful to the following for their generous support that was vital in establishing INUK and funding its activities.
Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust
SETsquared (University of Bristol)
Professor Richard Young – Law & Policy Research Unit (LAPRU), School of Law, University of Bristol
Access to Justice Foundation
NOTE: All contributions to INUK are charitable as the University of Bristol is an exempt charity that is not required to register with the Charity Commission.