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In an increasingly intense contest featuring the majority of the largest firms, 20 stood out for their pro bono efforts, but only 10 made the final list.
A comprehensive survey by Legal Week has for the first time revealed which firms dedicate the most resources to pro bono work in the UK.
For every firm taking part in our annual interview-based research, we also invite their junior associates to respond to an online survey covering every aspect of law firm life. They complete 40 questions asking about everything from their initial views on the firm and its competitors, to their relationships with partners and clients, to the firm's handling of D&I and pro bono. We also ask them about their expectations, aspirations and how important all these factors were when joining the profession and how those views change as they mature. Each question involves a rating, which we agglomerate here for comparison. The pro bono scores are a combination of all topics that can affect the associate's pro bono experience.
Legal Week has named Latham to its top 10 list of “Best Law Firms for UK Pro Bono,” citing several initiatives undertaken by our London office. Firms were evaluated on six metrics, among them the total number of pro bono hours worked in the United Kingdom, as well as the percentage of lawyers doing pro bono. More than 80 percent of lawyers in our London office worked on pro bono matters over the last financial year, logging over 8,000 more hours than the previous year.Jamie Elise Zuieback Global Director of Communications – Culture & Citizenship +1.202.637.1081
The firm ranked first for the second year as Legal Week marked National Pro Bono Week in the UK by publishing its UK Pro Bono Rankings 2020.
LONDON, 4 November 2019 - National pro bono week has kicked off in the UK, and Hogan Lovells has been recognized as the best law firm in the UK for pro bono.
The manual, along with the pro bono guide for in-house solicitors and the legal aid guide for pro bono clinics, is part of a series of resources developed by us with help from solicitors. It has been compiled by law firms to enhance and support the provision of pro bono services.
We provide free legal services in the public interest (pro bono) to a wide range of clients, from individual asylum seekers to some of the world’s biggest charities. We believe everyone should have effective access to their legal rights, and focus our effort on promoting access to the rights of our target groups, including women, children, LGBT+ people, trafficking survivors and refugees.
Every year we provide free legal advice to lots of individuals and organisations. This work is done by a broad range of people at all levels within the firm and can be done from anywhere at anytime. It enables our lawyers to use their skills and knowledge to give something back, and can help trainees gain exposure to work that they might not normally get to do. Like chargeable work, pro bono work can be shared between offices and does not need to be location specific.The majority of our pro bono work is referred to us by LawWorks. Eversheds Sutherland is a signatory to the Pro Bono Protocol. Visit the LawWorks website for details. We also receive international opportunities to participate in pro bono work through our relationship with TrustLaw.Legal advice clinicsA number of lawyers volunteer to provide their services at local legal advice clinics. This can be as part of the law faculty at a local university, through a specialist legal advice centre or as part of the citizens advice bureau. Recent examples: