The Poor Man’s Lawyer Service

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The Poor Man’s Lawyer Service

The Poor Man’s Lawyer service is one of the most successful projects in Toynbee Hall’sRead More

The Poor Man’s Lawyer service is one of the most successful projects in Toynbee Hall’s history. G.O Roos was the first of many lawyers to work with the scheme, where the poor of the East End could seek legal assistance that they would otherwise not be able to afford. At the time most users of the service were Polish or Russian immigrants who spoke little English. Set up by Dr. A. E Western, the tradition of free legal advice continues at Toynbee Hall today. This is an image from the 1970s.