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Pro Bono

9.7 / 10

(based on 14 ratings in 2018)

2018

"The firm is very committed to pro bono work and trainees are actively encouraged to get involved. This can be with the compulsory law clinics they must do throughout their training contract and also on projects throughout the departments."
Second year trainee, London
"There's an excellent pro bono culture. Trainees generally have many opportunities to get involved in pro bono work and take part in advice clinics and other initiatives. I was encouraged to take overall responsibility for several pro bono matters in my real estate seat, which really helped me to develop my transaction management skills. I have also enjoyed advising clients at the Islington Law Centre, which provides invaluable opportunities to practise interviewing skills."
First year trainee, London
"There are always projects to get involved with and there is a firm-wide email bulletin with opportunities to sign up for. You can get involved in department-specific pro bono work or something your supervisor is doing. As a trainee, you also have to sign up for the Islington Law Centre to run clinics for people who need help with low-level disputes or claims. This is a great opportunity to run an interview by yourself as a trainee (an experience you wouldn't otherwise get)."
First year trainee, London
"From million-pound looted art claims to DWP tribunal appeal representations, you can do it all here."
Second year trainee, London
"Each lawyer has to work at least 25 billable hours per year on pro bono projects. I have been involved in negotiating leases, writing a report on sexual offences legislation in Rwanda and writing a memo relating to EU grants."
First year trainee, London

2017

"We get interesting and international pro bono work at legal advice centres and law clinics."
First year trainee, London
"The firm has an excellent commitment to pro bono, with every lawyer being expected to undertake at least 25 hours per year. This makes everyone get involved in pro bono and the support and the range of different cases that the firm takes on are excellent."
First year trainee, London
"This is excellent. Trainees must attend three clinics over their training contract and work 25 hours of pro bono per year."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm is a big advocate of pro bono. We have to do a minimum of 25 hours per year but many people do over 50."
First year trainee, London
"All fee earners are expected to spend 25 hours on pro bono every year and trainees attend a legal advice clinic on a rota. We work on a variety of different projects including landlord and tenant disputes as well as defamation and fraud etc."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm has an excellent commitment to pro bono work and most fee earners far exceed their required hours. I have worked on a number of projects ranging from simple Companies House filings to assisting on a large-scale report of homosexuality laws across the globe and with the restitution of Nazi-looted artwork."
First year trainee, London
"There are excellent and high-profile pro bono opportunities."
First year trainee, Dechert LLP
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