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    National Pro Bono Week: “pro bono support can help people effectively to put forward their case when dealing with a system that is slow, bureaucratic, and often unforgiving.”

    £23.70 a week is the amount awarded at the Standard Rate of the mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment (“PIP”), the benefit that helps people living with long term health conditions or disabilities.  For Sarah*, a client referred by Z2K, that £23.70 a week was life changing.


    National Pro Bono Week: “a small amount of our time can make a huge difference to people’s lives.”

    I first got involved through a new partnership that was launched between Charles Russell Speechlys, Atkins and Z2K. I was particularly drawn to this pro bono project after finding out that Z2K had a 93% success rate and that 70% of all disability benefit appeals are successful. I found these statistics to be staggering and what is clear is that a small amount of our time can make a huge difference to people’s lives.


    National Pro Bono Week: “navigating and understanding the various kinds of benefits can be difficult”

    Z2K is an amazing charity that provides specialist welfare benefit support to individuals and working with them has been an incredible privilege for me. I cannot speak more highly of Z2K and the importance of the work they do supporting individuals who are often the most vulnerable in society. Many of us here at Kingsley Napley might say that one of the reasons that they decided to pursue a career in the law was to fight injustices in the system. Well, here is your chance!


    The Eviction Ban has Ended, Leaving Renters Without a Safety Net

    Last Monday the ‘eviction ban’ was lifted, meaning courts began hearing possession cases, bailiff’s evictions begin; and tenants are again at risk of losing their homes. Introduced instead is a six month notice period for evictions (except for those with substantial rent arrears) and some requirements that landlords provide courts with information about the impact of the pandemic on the tenant. The longer notice period buys renters some time, but it doesn’t solve the problem.


    When Isolating at Home is as Bad for Your Health as Going Out

    Self-isolation for a period of time – and we don’t know how long – is necessary to get Covid-19 under control. For many of us, it’s also boring, uncomfortable, and a reminder of all the reasons we love (and are irritated by!) our families.  But for some of the people Z2K works with, living on Social Security benefits and renting from private landlords, self-isolation means something different.