Bindmans/Index on Censorship victorious as £4,000 raised for legal charities
5RB hosted its annual charity pub quiz 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 Bindmans and Index on Censorship were the winners.
The team from Taylor Wessing and Associated Newspapers, who won the top prize in both 2008 and 2009, came second while the team fielded by the Bar Pro Bono and FRU took third place. Harbottles came fourth while MGN and Davenports were fifth.
The evening raised a further £4,000 for the Bar Pro Bono Unit and FRU thanks to the generosity of the competing teams.
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.