Our pro bono and community affairs programme is integral to the way we do business.
We prioritise strategically, we look to use our skills and resources to meet priority need and we are committed to reviewing our performance so we have the most effective impact.
As one of the leading global law firms we believe we have a responsibility to engage with and support the communities around us, involving our clients and our supply chain, to best meet community needs.
Our programmes draw on all of the skills across our business. We believe that all within our firm have much to add and a role to play.
To maximise our impact we focus our work around four core themes:
Within these themes each of our offices crafts its own priorities to make best use of the skills they can offer and to do what is most needed in the area they support.
To deliver our programmes we work with a range of strategic partners and recognise that we can achieve the most when we work together with experts in each field, as we are in our own.
Our last financial year saw us dedicate over £15 million of time to our pro bono and community programmes. More importantly, our programmes enable our people to make a positive impact on the lives of the communities where we operate and they live around the world.
Partnering with clients
We engage and partner with our clients across every aspect of our pro bono and community programme. We believe so much more can be achieved when we work together drawing on one another’s skills, experience and ideas.
From working together to mentor and support young people achieve their very best to delivering training on commercial law together in Rwanda, from developing shared partnerships with charities to supporting community initiatives and the education sector, we see our clients as having a central role in achieving the very best for our local and global communities.
We are experienced in creating or locating the right partnership possibilities for our clients and have a strong track record globally in this area. Because we engage with all of our people within the firm, we are also especially well placed to create the right opportunities for people all across our clients’ businesses, not just lawyers alone.
Alongside the practical programmes we deliver, we also draw on our experience and skills to assist our clients with the development of their own pro bono and community programmes.