Pro Bono

7.7 / 10

(based on 6 ratings in 2017)

2017

"I've provided the first draft of a loan agreement for a pro bono project and provided tax advice on certain tax advantaged share schemes. I've also assisted on the firm's recent pro bono project with Law Works where we challenged decisions made by ATOS that remove individuals' rights to claim Personal Independence Payment."
Second year trainee, London
"There are good pro bono projects and I have worked on five of them in the last 19 months."
Second year trainee, London
"Some pro bono goes on but there are no hours targets or anything. We are encouraged to get involved as much as we have the opportunity to do."
First year trainee, London

2016

"The firm has an Africa-Asia pro bono program, which I have worked on. However, these projects often go to our US offices making it hard to get access to good pro bono work. That being said, the firm is trying to improve this."
Second year trainee, London
"I have just volunteered for a programme with LawWorks that will help people challenge decisions to label them fit to work."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Pro bono is encouraged officially but, in my experience so far, little has come along that I have been able to get involved with."
First year trainee, London
"We do as much pro bono work as you would expect from any City firm. They have taken on some complex matters and have even devoted partner time where necessary."
Second year trainee, London
"As a global firm, Sidley has an Africa/Asia pro bono programme, where we generally offer legal advice to small corporate entities. I have been involved in this programme and it was great as I was given a lot of responsibility to manage this matter and communicate directly with the client."
First year trainee, London

2013

"BPP mentoring programme. The firm does run a few other pro bono initiatives and takes on pro bono work too."
First year trainee, London
"Charitable companies."
First year trainee, London
"There are a large number of pro bono matters that are carried out in the firm."
Second year trainee, London
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