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Pro Bono

8.1 / 10

(based on 18 ratings in 2016)

2016

"There's a fair amount of pro bono work and these commitments are respected by other members of your team where they impact (albeit not unduly) on fee earning."
Second year trainee, London
"I read at a primary school every other week and attend the Blackfriars legal clinic on a regular basis. I have also raised money via the London Legal Walk for a number of Legal Aid charities. There is loads of pro bono to get involved with."
First year trainee, London
"All trainees get involved with Blackfriars legal advice clinic, where people can come for one off appointments on issues such as housing, debt and employment. It's really useful for trainees to practise interviewing skills and provide advice and gives the community a chance to receive free legal advice and help."
First year trainee, London
"There are lots of pro bono activities (several of which I've taken part in) but some fee earners believe fee earning work should always take priority, which means that some initiatives fall by the wayside."
Second year trainee, London
"All the trainees are involved in the Blackfriars pro bono clinic, which provides the opportunity to improve client contact skills."
Second year trainee, London
"The trainees advise at a pro bono free legal advice clinic on a weekly basis (on rotation)."
First year trainee, London

2015

"Two pro-bono clinics are available to trainees, and participation is very much encouraged by the firm."
First year trainee, London
"I have worked at a legal clinic which is run every week by Taylor Wessing. There are lots of opportunities to be involved in pro bono work."
First year trainee, London
"All trainees participate in a legal clinic scheme, and there is the option to participate in a second, more thorough legal clinic, but more initiatives should potentially be offered."
First year trainee, London
"There is a genuine effort at pro bono: it's not just a page on the website. All trainees take part in a local legal advice clinic each Wednesday evening and supervisors are very understanding and accommodating of this. I have also been involved in 'Future First' which helps to expose pupils at local schools to the full range of jobs available in a City law firm (e.g. management, business development and admin support as well as legal work) and this also includes sessions on interview skills and ethical debates."
First year trainee, London

2014

"There is a large amount of pro bono work on offer whether it be fundraising for charities or legal clinic work."
First year trainee, London
"I have worked at a free legal clinic and on a project dealing with Human Rights in the EU."
Second year trainee, London
"We run a pro bono clinic which operates in the City on a Wednesday evening. We also are involved with a project in Waterloo which provides pro bono assistance for people looking for legal representation on larger cases."
First year trainee, London
"I read fortnightly with local school children; offer advice at a voluntary legal clinic and take part in regular fundraising activities."
Second year trainee, London
"All trainees have to contribute to our award-winning pro bono programme."
First year trainee, london
"The firm does a good amount of pro bono work. All trainees attend a legal advice clinic to help people with employment, contractual and housing disputes. The firm supports a number of very good charities and each employee is allowed a day off each year to undertake charity work."
Second year trainee, London
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