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Pro Bono

6.9 / 10

(based on 12 ratings in 2018)

2018

"I have worked on one pro bono project, which was very interesting. However, I have not sat in any of the departments that tend to do this type of work more regularly."
Second year trainee, London
"I don't think I have worked on a pro bono project. It would be great to have more pro bono work for trainees introduced and more visibility for pro bono opportunities."
First year trainee, London
"I have not been involved in any personally but I know that the firm does do pro bono work. We are also doing the London Legal Walk to raise money for pro bono charities"
First year trainee, London
"I have worked on a few pro bono projects for tech start-ups."
Second year trainee, London
"I am not sure whether Bristows partners do much pro bono work, but I would really like trainees and associates to have more of a chance to get involved in pro bono projects."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has a large client base within the charity sector and carries out work for some of these clients on a pro bono basis. For a trainee, there are more opportunities to get involved with such pro bono work when sat in a transactional seat."
Second year trainee, London

2017

"I am aware that the firm does do pro bono work but I have not been involved in any projects."
Second year trainee, London
"Different departments do different amounts of this work. I have only worked briefly on one case because I work in IP and there's not much pro bono work that can be done in this area."
First year trainee, London
"We do some pro bono work but the firm is more focused on non-legal charitable projects than pro bono. A few of the partners are on the boards of charities including the Royal Theatrical Support Trust, which means Sir Ian McKellen pops into the firm a couple of times a year."
Second year trainee, London

2016

"I think the pro bono work tends to be department specific. I have not been involved in any pro bono work."
First year trainee, London
"I have only worked on one. Otherwise it isn't really talked about or promoted. Not being a large firm means we don't have particularly big projects we can sign up to. I don't know if there's more opportunity as an associate, but I haven't heard much about it as a trainee."
Second year trainee, London
"Bristows has many pro bono initiatives and everyone is encouraged to participate in and get the firm involved in pro bono events. Partners are actively involved in such initiatives."
First year trainee, London
"Plenty of charity initiatives but I have not been given any opportunity for pro bono legal work as a trainee. I understand some of the partners and associates do some pro bono work."
First year trainee, London
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