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Pro Bono

8.1 / 10

(based on 43 ratings in 2015)

2015

"There are a multitude of pro bono projects to work on, with many focused on poverty and creating equal opportunities or access to justice."
First year trainee, London
"In terms of pro bono work, the firm has represented many big name charities, undertaken projects relating to access to justice, and I think that pro bono hours are generally recognised as just as important as billable hours."
First year trainee, London
"There are pro bono opportunities here such as a housing advice clinic and days at legal charities. Although getting pro bono work on a day-to-day basis depends on your supervisor; when you do it counts for your billable hours."
First year trainee, London
"I feel that the firm is very committed to pro bono work, and trainees are encouraged to take part."
Second year trainee, London
"From my experience there are plenty of pro bono opportunities available. In particular, I was involved in helping the Citizens Advice Bureau."
First year trainee, London
"I have had a lot of opportunities to do pro bono work, and the firm has good links with a lot of long-standing pro bono clients."
First year trainee, London

2014

"I have worked on a number of pro bono projects, both legal and non-legal. If you are keen, you can really get stuck in working with some very worthwhile causes."
Second year trainee, Paris
"There are plenty of opportunities for trainees to get involved with pro bono matters, and this can often allow a trainee to experience a greater degree of responsibility than usual and provide increased opportunities for client contact. I have worked on a number of matters including one dealing with the provision of humanitarian supplies to regions in conflict, and the creation of a tool to help tackle domestic violence in England and Wales."
Second year trainee, London
"Pro bono work is billable and partners often have their own projects. There are opportunities to mentor at two legal advice clinics as well as pro bono secondments for trainees. The firm has several full-time lawyers specialising exclusively on pro bono. There is also lots of money donated and sponsorship of events and charities."
Second year trainee, London
"The firm sponsored me to do a Reprieve internship prior to starting, and I have since done pro bono work for Reprieve, Tower Hamlets Housing Association, and the CAB."
Second year trainee, London
"I have worked on cases involving: domestic violence, death row, civil liberties and human rights, the Citizen’s Advice Bureau and housing advice."
First year trainee, London

2013

"I have worked for an individual pro bon client involved in a human trafficking case. I have also worked on a case where a quasi-governmental body has intervened in a criminal case. I have also attended a CAB with an associate."
First year trainee, London
"Research tasks and reviewing foreign counsel's opinions. Client work is not favoured over pro bono work/pro bono hours are not treated differently."
First year trainee, London
"I helped out with the Lawyers in Schools programme at Haggerston School, teaching year nine students about ways in which the law impacts on them."
First year trainee, London
"A lot of work for Reprieve and death row charities, usually quite research heavy work."
First year trainee, London
"I spent the day at Fair Trials and have written letters for Liberty. I am also involved in the Tower Hamlets Advice Centre work. Plenty of opportunity to get involved and actively encouraged, especially as it offers experience that can make you a better lawyer."
First year trainee, London
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