COIN provide free legal help for Litigants-in-Person (LiPs) appearing before the winding up court on Wednesdays. The Scheme operates from Consultation Room 17 in the High Court, Rolls Building, Fetter Lane, London.
COIN can assist with the following:
- Advice on the law and procedure in the winding up court
- How to make or respond to a winding up petition
- Representation on your behalf before the winding up court
- What will happen after a winding up order is made
- How to apply for a validation order, rescission/appeal of a winding up order
- Provide you with guides on how to make the applications at v) above and how to write a witness statement.
Litigants-in-Person can contact us via email with brief details of your enquiry. If your case is suitable, we will arrange a conference with a barrister via Zoom. Please submit an enquiry by completing the Company Insolvency Pro Bono Scheme enquiry form.
COIN is an award winning service which helps those who would otherwise not have access to representation. Our students are trained to provide general information about advice and procedures, and volunteer barrister provide free representation to clients on a rota.
Nature of Pro Bono Work
Barristers provide free legal advice and representation to the litigants in person. Students will sit with the barristers in conferences and observe in court when the barrister makes submissions before the Insolvency and Companies Court Judges.
Information for Students
How to apply
Students will be asked to indicate their preference for a clinical project when they register for the BVS LLM (Clinical Legal Education).
There will be a shortlist of students who put the Company Insolvency Pro Bono Scheme as their first choice. Students on the shortlist will be invited for an interview and thereafter, there are a limited number of volunteers who can take part, and usually COIN recruit in two rounds (September and January).
Students will attend a training session conducted by a barrister who specialises in Chancery and Commercial law.
Students will be on duty on a rota system. They are expected to volunteer once a month from October to July.
The Company Insolvency Project was recently shortlisted in the national Attorney General and Lawworks annual prestigious student pro bono awards for the team’s work.