5RB Charity Quiz 2008

Taylor Wessing and Associated Newspapers victorious

5RB hosted its annual 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 seven rounds of media and entertainment related questions, the team from Taylor Wessing and Associated Newspapers were the winners, narrowly beating the teams from Howard Kennedy and Channel 4 and last years runners-up Olswang and Guardian Newspapers into second and third place respectively.

5RB‘s joint head of Chambers, Desmond Browne QC, said: “For the second year running we have had a tremendous turn-out for this event. Our clients have generously contributed well over £3,000 to the Bar Pro Unit and FRU, and we hope that even those who could not answer the questions enjoyed the evening as much as we did.”

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.