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Pro Bono

8.5 / 10

(based on 14 ratings in 2015)

2015

"All trainees are enrolled in the firm's legal advice clinic initiative when they start their training contract."
First year trainee, London
"We have a well-established pro bono offering in Whitechapel and trainees are automatically enrolled to take part."
First year trainee, London
"The pro bono team is excellent and this is basically the place where trainees can finally shine and do real work: especially through the free legal advice clinic we run in Whitechapel. The support to Sierra Leone government is really excellent and is our centrepiece of the pro bono portfolio."
First year trainee, London
"Pro bono plays a massive part in our career development, I have attended a local legal advice centre throughout my training contract, and have also been involved in a number of matters for a long-standing pro-bono client."
Second year trainee, London
"There are a huge range of pro bono projects at the firm: I've worked at the local Citizens Advice Bureau, on international law research projects and helped to draft private sector guides."
Second year trainee, London
"As a trainee, we are auto-enrolled in pro bono work. I have been heavily involved in pro bono work and find it very rewarding."
First year trainee, London

2014

"The LRI Initiative supporting climate change negotiations. I have also been involved with assisting charities on corporate activities."
Second year trainee, London
"I have helped at a local school with a reading club and also at a centre offering pro bono legal advice."
Second year trainee, London
"There are opportunities to help out in large pro bono cases e.g. Sierra Leone, or at a more local level with plenty of volunteers helping out at legal advice clinics in East London, Hong Kong and elsewhere."
Second year trainee, Hong Kong
"I have been involved with language teaching with local schools; the Whitechapel legal advice centre; and projects for charities such as Human Dignity Trust."
First year trainee, London
"The firm is excellent in this area. Whitechapel Legal Advice Clinic has a large number of participants. Also able to do pro bono work as part of day-to-day work."
First year trainee, London

2013

"Going to a local junior school and supporting students read on a one-to-one basis."
First year trainee, London
"I have done numerous outreach schemes as well as chess club with primary school children."
First year trainee, London
"I have been involved with a Legal Advice Centre - meeting clients, dealing with queries and advising - all of which has developed my confidence and expanded my experiences, as well as benefiting the individuals whom I've met."
First year trainee, London
"Regular opportunities to work on pro bono projects, both in terms of legal aid and other schemes e.g. an hour at lunch helping out in close by primary schools."
Second year trainee, London
"I have volunteered at the Whitechapel Legal Advice Centre, which is terrifying, but great experience and very worthwhile. HSF has recently agreed to fund a part-time employment law solicitor to work there to help supervise the employment law cases and provide training to volunteers."
First year trainee, London
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