The PSU is a charity that offers practical assistance and emotional support to the growing number of litigants in person in civil and family courts and in tribunals. This free, instant access service is provided by trained volunteers who help people to represent themselves better in cases that can have a dramatic impact on their lives.
Widespread changes in legal aid, combined with the closure of many locally funded advice centres, has led to staggering growth in the number of times the PSU is asked to help across England and Wales. In 2015-2016, the PSU supported people 3,600 times on average each month, and this figure continues to increase. We cannot do this alone.
You or your firm can get involved by becoming a PSU supporter, with great events, challenges and volunteering opportunities. Find out more by visiting the PSU website at www.thepsu.org.uk