Our goals as a registered Community Interest Company
As a not-for-profit Community Interest Company our principal goal, quite simply, is to provide good quality legal services for just a fraction of the cost of commercially driven law firms, like High Street Solicitors.
Being "not-for-profit" means that, unlike commercial law firms, Beneficent Law does not generate profits to pay to partners or shareholders. It also means that, if we do generate any surplus income, it must by law either:
1. Stay within the company so that it can be used to improve the range and quality of the services provided to our clients;
2. Be donated to the registered charity Alzheimer’s Society to help them with their work on behalf of those with dementia (or, subject to the prior approval of the CIC Regulator, to another registered charity or CIC); or
3. Be used to help us achieve our other published benevolent goals, which are as follows:
(i) To provide assistance to people from "less privileged" backgrounds who may wish to enter the legal profession and undertake training to become legal executives, STEP practitioners or licensed conveyancers (or similar) enabling them to progress with their careers as empathetic lawyers who put their clients' needs and quality of service first;
(ii) To assist former legal professionals who have been away from the profession (perhaps because they have been caring for children or disabled or elderly relatives, or perhaps because of their own health difficulties) to restart their careers; working with us as lawyers who have been improved by their own life experiences.
Therefore, by choosing us to undertake your legal work, you as our client will be helping us to achieve all of these very worthwhile goals.