Pro Bono

4.4 / 10

(based on 7 ratings in 2018)

2018

"I have not undertaken any pro bono work while at the firm and would like to see more opportunities made available. This is something the firm is working on and I'm sure there will be much greater opportunities to get involved in in the future."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"I am not aware of any pro bono work that the firm carries out save for occasional charity fundraising initiatives."
First year trainee, Exeter
"I have little awareness of the firm's pro bono offerings."
First year trainee, Exeter
"The firm puts a huge amount of time into charity and corporate social responsibility initiatives, but focus on pro bono work tends to be department specific. I understand there may be some initiatives in place, but I am not aware of the details."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"It is not currently a priority, although it is something the firm is working on. However, I have done one piece of pro bono work since I started."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I have not been involved in any pro bono work. The firm has a charity focus and is working on pro bono initiatives."
First year trainee, Exeter

2017

"Each year, the firm has a pro bono week for our charity of the year."
First year trainee, Exeter/Tiverton
"I am not aware that the firm takes on any pro bono work."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"We have involvement with local schools."
Newly qualified solicitor, Taunton, Somerset
"In my eight months with the firm, I haven't seen any pro bono work offered. However, the firm goes above and beyond with its charity commitments."
First year trainee, Bristol
"We do not currently have a pro bono scheme so I have not participated in any."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"I understand that this type of work is up to the individual to organise."
First year trainee, Taunton

2016

"Not sure, as I have not had a seat in practice areas where this would be relevant."
First year trainee, Exeter
"There are very few pro bono projects that I am aware of."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Has a good CSR policy, but I am not aware of any pro bono activities."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"I have not yet had the opportunity to engage in pro bono work, but the firm does support a charity every year."
First year trainee, Exeter
"I have not done any pro bono work. I do not think it's a priority of Ashfords, but it may be different in some departments in which I have not worked."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"We have a great CSR program and always have a charity of the year which everyone is encouraged to get involved with - especially trainees."
First year trainee, Taunton - Somerset
"I have personally not had any experience with bro bono work. I do not think it is something that the firm focuses on."
First year trainee, Exeter

2015

"I have not undertaken pro bono work personally. We do, however, have a good track record supporting a charity each year. Last year we raised £60,000 for Children's Hospice South West."
First year trainee, Exeter
"I have not worked on any pro bono projects, however I know pro bono work is carried out in other departments."
First year trainee, Bristol
"Ashfords does not have a specific programme of pro bono work, but does regularly undertake work in exchange for donations to our charity of the year."
Second year trainee, Exeter
"I have not worked within any departments that would offer pro-bono work, although the 'free 30 minutes of legal advice' initiative is offered by most departments."
Second year trainee, Exeter

2014

"Ashfords does not have a dedicated pro bono department but is involved in a number of dedicated charitable events and are involved in the community with a dedicated CSR community group."
First year trainee, Exeter
"I haven't seen much evidence of pro bono work, but the firm's commitment to charity is impressive."
Second year trainee, Plymouth
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