5RB Charity Quiz 2007

Addleshaw Goddard and Times Newspapers victorious; £3,000 raised for the Bar Pro Bono Unit & FRU

5RB hosted a charity pub quiz at the Bung Hole yesterday evening to raise funds for the Bar Pro Bono Unit and the Free Representation Unit (FRU).

Teams from leading media organisations and solicitors firms entered the competition to win the first prize of a case of champagne.

After eight rounds of media and entertainment related questions, the team from Addleshaw Goddard and Times Newspapers were the winners, narrowly beating the team from Olswang and Guardian Newspapers into second place. The third position was taken by Collyer Bristow.

5RB‘s joint head of Chambers, Desmond Browne QC, said: “We have been absolutely delighted by the response we have received and the tremendous turnout for this evening. We are extremely grateful for the very generous support of our clients who have helped us to raise such a substantial sum for the Bar Pro Bono Unit and FRU.”

The Bar Pro Bono Unit 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.