UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI Limited) is a voluntary organisation of lawyers who support Israel using their legal skills.
UKLFI set up UKLFI Charitable Trust and registered it as a UK Charity in September 2016 to facilitate fund raising from UK donors for parts of its activities that are charitable under UK law.
Some of the activities previously carried on by UKLFI were transferred to the Charity. The Charity now conducts the activities within its charitable objects while UKLFI Ltd continues with operations in other areas.
UKLFI's members and supporters employ advocacy, legal research and campaigning to support Israel, Israeli organisations, Israelis, and/or supporters of Israel against BDS and other attempts to undermine, attack or delegitimise them.
UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) was formed as an unincorporated association in early 2011 by a small group of British lawyers who were concerned about the failure to combat the use and abuse of law by enemies of Israel. They aimed to mobilise members and supporters to use their skills pro bono to combat BDS and the delegitimisation of Israel.
Early successes (most notably obtaining the arrest by Greek police of a flotilla of ships intended to sail to Gaza circumventing Israeli restrictions on the transfer of materials to terrorists) convinced them to continue their efforts.
The UKLFI organisation was formalised with a written constitution and distinguished British lawyers who supported UKLFI's objectives were invited to become honorary patrons. On 12 February 2013 the assets of the unincorporated association were transferred to UKLFI Ltd, a non-profit company limited by guarantee with a Board elected by its members.