Brick Court Chambers barristers undertake pro bono work on a wide range of issues. We have close links with a number of pro bono organisations, and have been and continue to be involved in several high profile cases.
We are a legal partner of A4ID (Advocates for International Development), an international development charity providing legal support to development organisations and developing country governments.
We also work closely with the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Free Representation Unit. In 2012, we received a Friends in Law Award in recognition of our support of these organisations.
Stephen Ruttle QC is the founder and still active member of the Wandsworth Mediation Service, which offers mediation to the community that covers assisting in neighbourhood disputes through to actively keeping down knife crime.
Notable pro bono cases have included Marie Demetriou acting for transsexual Christine Timbrell in her claim for fair pension rights before the Court of Appeal, and also acting on behalf of war widows in claims brought against the Government. Several members of Chambers continue to fight for the displaced Chagos Islanders, as well as taking instructions on behalf of other displaced families.
In 2017, Richard Gordon QC, Gerard Rothschild and Andrew McIntyre represented the parents of Charlie Gard pro bono in the litigation concerning the termination of treatment for their son.