Beloff spells out priorities

AN OXFORD university pro bono unit staffed by dons and students is one of the ambitions of Michael Beloff QC, who will become president of Trinity College at the end of July.

Speaking at a Public Law Project conference on public interest litigation last week, Beloff, joint head of chambers at 4-5 Gray's Inn Square, said a pro bono unit would fit into his plans to "start to build bridges between the professors and the professional".

He said pro bono work was vital given the number of people going unrepresented. "The numbers have not only increased, they are increasing, and they ought to be diminished."