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Pro Bono

9.0 / 10

(based on 24 ratings in 2016)

2016

"The firm has a number of flagship pro bono programmes including the Whitechapel legal advice centre."
First year trainee, London
"I have worked on the firm's flagship project at the Whitechapel legal advice centre. I have also volunteered for the Fair Deal Sierra Leone initiative."
First year trainee, London
"I am currently working for a Ugandan charity reviewing their policies, such as safeguarding and their HR handbook."
First year trainee, London
"There is pro bono work available in various facets and levels. There are dedicated pro bono lawyers and a team to run pro bono programmes. Whitechapel legal advice clinics are attended by trainees and supervising associates to interview members of the community about housing, employment and traffic issues. There is also a pro bono secondment to Sierra Leone. Numerous solicitor-advocates volunteer their time to represent litigants at the Court of Appeal during the oral hearing for second appeals. Pro bono time is considered billable time."
First year trainee, London
"HSF is very committed to pro bono. Every trainee has to get involved and they've even started a full-time pro bono secondment sitting with the government of Sierra Leone."
First year trainee, London
"Every trainee is automatically enrolled in the Whitechapel legal advice clinic. The time you spend is treated as billable and it adds variety to your day."
First year trainee, London
"There are so many pro bono projects, from working at the legal advice clinic in Whitechapel and helping at local schools to seconding at Liberty, the human rights charity, and working with Caribbean prisoners who are on death row."
First year trainee, London
"There's a huge range of opportunities and you're genuinely encouraged to get involved. I have worked with the government of Sierra Leone, Anti-Slavery International and a legal advice clinic."
First year trainee, London

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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