How lawyers can present guidance for men and women in Ukraine

Our president I. Stephanie Boyce explained:

“We condemn the actions of the Russian Federation, which are in contravention of global regulation. There is no doubt that these steps are a direct menace to the rule of regulation.”

Read our whole assertion and make confident you are compliant with recent sanctions

Stephanie met with the president of the Ukrainian Bar Association, Anna Ogrenchuk, to stand in solidarity with the men and women of Ukraine.

We’ve also built a joint oral assertion at the United Nations Human Rights Council condemning Russia’s violations of intercontinental legislation, its repression of dissent and crackdown on attorneys.

Browse our joint assertion (PDF 253 KB) 

How you can assistance

Professional bono motion from the legal career

If you’re a attorney searching to assistance suggest Ukrainians professional bono, make confident that you have the requisite knowledge in any regions you are volunteering to recommend in.

Ukraine Guidance Undertaking British isles

Immigration lawyers have launched an guidance service to supply free of charge assist and support to Ukrainians in search of refuge in the Uk in the wake of the Russian invasion. 

The challenge is becoming supported by DLA Piper.

Get in contact by emailing [email protected] if you might be:

  • a capable immigration law firm seeking to volunteer pro bono information, or
  • a Ukrainian national trying to find immigration authorized tips

Find out far more about the Ukraine Suggestions Project United kingdom

Ukraine Justice Alliance

Attorneys, regulation firms and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have fashioned a coalition featuring legal skills and help to Ukrainian people today, Ukrainian NGOs, civil culture organisations and the authorities of Ukraine.

The team designs to target on things to do these as:

  • accountability and prosecutions
  • evidence-gathering and information provision
  • strategic refugee and asylum assistance

The immediate aim is on realistic help for Ukrainians on the ground and critical lawful challenges, these as immigration and preservation of proof. 

Obtain out much more about Ukraine Justice Alliance

If you happen to be a lawyer with applicable experience (these as worldwide criminal legislation) wanting to assistance, electronic mail [email protected].

Remember to notice that this is a rapidly evolving area, and the previously mentioned professional bono initiatives are only the ones the Law Modern society is knowledgeable of at time of publishing. There may perhaps be other folks that will be added in the potential. The Law Society can’t comment on the operations of the previously mentioned professional bono initiatives.


There are quite a few charities running appeals in response to the disaster in Ukraine. Some of the premier nationwide appeals are:

This is not an exhaustive list.

Other assistance

Households for Ukraine plan

The govt has opened a scheme letting people today, charities, community groups and businesses in the British isles to assist deliver Ukrainians to security, including all those with no loved ones ties to the Uk.

Read more about the scheme and how to get associated

Study more about the authorized challenges

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raises numerous challenges of community global legislation, global humanitarian legislation and international prison legislation.

Browse a temporary clarification of some of the problems

Given that the invasion, connected situations have been brought and are pending ahead of the Global Court docket of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

For extra information and facts, as well as guidance on proof-gathering and professional sights, go to the Ukraine transitional justice and documentation portal.

England and Wales are open up to Ukrainian lawyers and law firms