Discretionary legal support

Members will have access to additional legal support in the UK, subject to the discretion of the Free Speech Union. For instance, we may put you in touch with an expert on our Legal Advisory Council who may be able to offer you pro bono advice and if we feel there’s an important principle at stake we may help you crowdfund so you can pursue it. Our ambition is to raise enough money from donors to create a war chest so we’re in a position to offer assistance with costs ourselves.

Some membership benefits are discretionary, such as pro bono legal advice, pro bono media/PR advice, public support and campaigning, and will be conferred at the discretion of the Free Speech Union, depending on the case and the broader interests of the Union.