5RB hosted its 12th annual charity pub quiz last night, to raise funds for Advocate and the Free Representation Unit (FRU).
Teams from many leading solicitors firms and media organisations competed over seven rounds of questions, with the quiz compered this year by 5RB‘s Adam Speker. The evening raised around £3,000 for the Advocate and FRU. 5RB would like to thank all who attended.
This year’s quiz was decided by a tie break question: How tall is the Shard? The Shard stands at 309.7 metres and Lee & Thompson were victorious over Simons Muirhead (139 to 138). The contest for third place was also tied and Reach plc (128) beat Wiggin (127) in the tie-break.
The top four teams were all rewarded with champagne. The golden shredder went to the team from the Advocate.
Advocate is an independent charity which helps to match barristers prepared to undertake pro bono work with those who need their help. The Unit receives applications for assistance through advice agencies and solicitors and aims to help in cases where the applicant cannot afford to pay for the assistance sought or obtain public funding, has a meritorious case, and needs the help a barrister can provide.
FRU was founded in 1972 and is a registered charity. It provides legal advice, case preparation and advocacy in tribunal cases for those who could not otherwise obtain legal support, for want of personal means or public funding. To provide this service, FRU trains volunteer law students and legal professionals in the early stages of their careers in the skills required to give confident and competent support for the rights of others.