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Pro Bono

8.4 / 10

(based on 5 ratings in 2019)

2019

"There are loads of pro bono activities to get involved with."
First year trainee, Bristol
"OC is involved in a number of pro bono schemes, including for the Avon and Bristol Legal Advice Clinic and the Bristol University Legal Advice Clinic."
First year trainee, Bristol
"I believe we do a lot but cannot comment further due to my limited involvement."
First year trainee, Reading
"I've helped at the legal advice centre, reading scheme and charity events such as the legal walk."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"The firm has a couple of core pro bono initiatives where I am and is proposing a new one with Z2K in relation to benefits appeals procedures. This is overdue as the offering is much less than at other firms, even similar sized ones. Equally, while the firm is committed to these pro bono initiatives, it is often juniors putting in the hours and there is little partner participation."
Second year trainee, London

2017

"I volunteer at a homeless shelter, the charity that runs it has close links to Osborne Clarke. We can take time out from work to engage in pro bono/charity work and there's close collaboration between us and inner-city Bristol schools."
First year trainee, Bristol
"It's getting better! There have been many members of staff engaging in pro bono activities for a number of years without a strong firm-wide policy behind them. That is changing and the firm is recognising the efforts that staff have been putting in so far while also trying to take a more unified approach to firm-wide pro bono initiatives."
First year trainee, London
"The firm encourages a wide range of charity work. For example, there is a reading scheme with a local academy. We also have a charity of the year and there are hundreds of charity events to raise money throughout the year. One of our partners recently did a bungee jump, for example."
First year trainee, Bristol
"The firm is committed to pro bono work and there is a group dedicated to organising relevant events. We recently took part in a mentoring event at a school that involved a team of individuals from the office going to the school and assisting with a project for the day."
First year trainee, Reading
"This is something that could be better, but the firm is aware of this and it is improving. During my first year, I undertook very little pro bono work but, during my second, I have worked on a number of matters for various local charities pro bono, from litigation to employment advice."
Second year trainee, Bristol

2015

"I have a pro bono client that I work for almost weekly in my current seat, which I find rewarding."
First year trainee, London
"In terms of pro bono at the firm personally I am going to participate in Landaid Towerathlon in September."
First year trainee, London
"We do a lot of charity events at OC, especially for our main charity, St Bartholomew's Hospital. We also have dress down days, but my particular favourite was the firm quiz and trainee bake off competition (and I'm not just saying that because I won!)."
First year trainee, London

2014

"We have an active pro bono/charity committee which organises various events through the year."
Second year trainee, Bristol
"Charity activities and volunteering at local college, and organising volunteers/donations for homeless shelter at Christmas."
Second year trainee, Bristol

2013

"Each UK office has a charity of the year and everyone is encouraged to dedicate a certain number of hours per year to corporate social responsibility initiatives."
Second year trainee, Reading
"There is an active charity committee which coordinates the pro bono. We have a number of initiatives in place and often offer work experience to local school children."
Second year trainee, London
"Charity initiatives such as homeless shelter volunteering."
First year trainee, Bristol
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