In what circumstances were you able to obtain a pro bono cost order? In a case involving a Turkish woman facing a summary judgment application in a repossession claim brought by a second-charge mortgage lender. If the lender’s application had been successful she would have lost her family home (NRAM Ltd v Sibel Ciftci).
How did you hear about pro bono cost orders? Through the Bar Pro Bono Unit.
How easy was the process? “My instructions from the Bar Pro Bono Unit included information on applying for a pro bono costs order under CPR 46.7 and a suggested form of wording. The district judge was unfamiliar with the provision but, having considered it, was very happy to order the lender to pay a sum equivalent to my brief fee to The Access to Justice Foundation.”
How much money did you raise from the pro bono cost order? £1,000
The Access to Justice Foundation, PO Box 64162, London WC2A 9AN. DX 234 London Chancery Lane. The Access to Justice Foundation is a company limited by guarantee (No. 6714178) and a registered charity (No. 1126147). Registered office: The National Pro Bono Centre, 48 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JF.
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