Improving access to justice, together
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.
Weekly legal advice centres
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.
Day-to-day advice for our charity partners
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.
Panel members of the Human Dignity Trust
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.
Working with Trust Law
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.
Access to justice is fundamental to society, and it is important that, in a time of shortage, we provide support to those who would otherwise have no access to legal services or could fall prey to the unscrupulous. I've been part of our pro bono initiatives for many years and find it incredibly fulfilling to be able to give something back to our wider community.
The opportunity to work on the Windrush pro bono project has been immensely fulfilling and allows me to use my legal skills to help people who need it the most!
I'm proud to be witnessing new levels of energy throughout our programme. Setting pro bono targets for all lawyers has resulted in activity increasing 34%. Together we delivered 3,995 hours last year, a forth year of growth and more pro bono than ever before.
A welcome result for the hospitality sector in FCA’s business interruption insurance test case
Court finds in favour of arguments advanced for policyholders by FCA on majority of key issues, but don't start celebrating just yet.