Lawyers are offering their time and expertise free of charge to employers and suppliers affected by the collapse of car maker MG Rover.
The legal advice is being provided by several leading law firms in Birmingham and the West Midlands to people faced with unexpected difficulties since the firm went into administration two months ago.
The president of Birmingham Law Society, Richard Follis, said their work embodied the spirit of National Pro Bono Week, which starts today.
The initiative aims to encourage more solicitors, barristers and legal executives to get involved in helping people with limited means to have access to justice.
Mr Follis, a partner at health law firm Alexander Harris, added: "Pro Bono Week is important so that we can acknowledge the enormous amount of unpaid and otherwise unsung work that is done by the legal profession for free or at very much reduced cost. Absent adequate state help for people and organisations who cannot afford legal advice, they would simply have to do without.
"Through pro bono, the profession is helping bridge the gap for those in need of legal help.
"In Birmingham, a number of specialists are working together to provide free legal advice to people affected by the collapse of MG Rover, embodying the spirit of what pro bono work is all about."