Lawyer Monthly - November 2022

How you could make a difference to solicitors facing hard times 1. Head to https://thesolicitorscharity. org/support-our-work/unclaimedbalances/ and contact us 2. We will contact you to organise everything 3. We hold your RCBs risk-free* *We know how much of a challenge dealing with unclaimed balances can be for firms, balancing the requirements of accounting rules and the prospect that your client may reappear in the future. This is why we give firms a guarantee that the sums they pass on to The Solicitors’ Charity will always be refunded if they are reclaimed. million. It will help us as we launch our new strategy and enable us to support even more solicitors.” RCB donations from firms like yours fund targeted support for solicitors in crisis, including: • Mental and physical wellbeing • Financial wellbeing • Professional wellbeing • Money management Join hundreds of firms already donating RCBs With the help of firms like yours, The Solicitors’ Charity can continue funding support for solicitors. RCB donations from firms like yours fund targeted support for solicitors in crisis Donations to the charity are responsibly and thoughtfully used to help both individuals in the profession, as well as the wider industry. Nick says: “It’s important for firms to know what we do with the money – not just that it’s secure and we offer the indemnity, but also that we invest unclaimed balances and use the income and above-inflationary growth from our investments to fund our work. This means we continue to aid solicitors in need and their dependants, either through direct grants, supporting partners such as LawCare, or by purchasing services from other partners.” Nick hopes that the charity can extend its work in supporting people in the legal profession with the help of donations from firms. He adds: “We have a big strategy review under way at the moment to help us understand the changing needs of the profession. The more support and financial resources we have, the more we can do to help people in our profession. “In 2021, we received £912,000 in RCBs; in 2023 I’d really like us to reach over £1 78 LAWYERMONTHLYNOVEMBER 2022 Donating your firm’s RCBs to The Solicitors’ Charity is 100% riskfree. Nick Gallagher, CEO The Solicitors’ Charity

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