Hundreds of solicitor firms, law students and barristers have responded to a plea to provide pro bono advice and representation to families and seriously injured people following last month’s bombing of the Manchester Arena. The day after the attack, Manchester Law Society began coordinating a ‘pro bono advice rota’, looking for firms willing to help with Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claims and inquests. The society’s chief executive, Fran Eccles-Bech, said: ‘I know ours is a small contribu-tion in the face of the enormity of the impact of the attack on so many people’s lives, but I hope we can help even a little.’