Being involved in pro bono work gives us the opportunity to help those who would otherwise not be able to gain access to justice.
It’s something we encourage everyone to do. It helps us take a step back from our complex international transactions and witness the impact the law has on the lives of people in our local community.
Our pro bono programme supports our responsible business aims by focusing on projects that promote inclusion, the arts or protecting the environment.
At a time when legal aid is diminishing across the UK, our lawyers do important pro bono work at legal clinics for people who would not otherwise have access to advice.
Every week we attend local centres, meet a huge range of people and deal with a variety of issues all of which can feed into our day to day work.
Lawyers across Taylor Wessing also provide pro bono advice as part of our partnerships with arts and inclusion charities.
This means we can provide an even deeper level of support to our Responsible Business partners.
As panel members of the Human Dignity Trust, we offer support to local lawyers mounting legal challenges against the criminalisation of homosexuality in the 40 Commonwealth countries where it remains illegal.
Through Trust Law – the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono legal programme – we offer free help to high-impact NGOs and social enterprises that are working to create social and environmental change.