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Allen & Overy's Global Charity Partner, Street Child
Allen & Overy's Global Charity Partner, Street Child

Our social impact work

We work on a wide variety of social impact and community investment projects, with the main areas of focus being access to justice, social finance, education and employment. This work supports our responsibility to help build a fair and equitable society, as well as our commitment to our people, culture, clients and the wider legal sector.

We do this by:

  • giving free legal advice (also known as pro bono advice)
  • supporting community projects
  • funding the work of charitable organisations
  • working with clients to maximise their positive social impact
  • leveraging our global social impact expertise to advise investors, wholesalers, intermediaries, foundations and impact-driven organisations.

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News and insights

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News: 22 August 2023

A&O Belfast recognised as leader in responsible business practice

Allen & Overy Belfast has been awarded gold level in the prestigious CORE: The Standard for Responsible Business accreditation in recognition of its commitment to doing business in a way that is…

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People sitting at desk working on laptops

Publications: 02 March 2023

A&O’s secondees support refugees fleeing Ukraine with pro bono legal advice

In the months following the invasion of Ukraine, a group of law firms and NGOs worked together to mobilise a collaborative pro bono response to assist Ukrainian refugees in Poland. The outcome was the…

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Publications: 14 December 2022

The importance of a holistic approach to human rights

To mark International Human Rights Day, we hear about some of A&O’s work on economic, social, cultural and collective human rights.

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Children sat around a blackboard

Publications: 08 September 2023

Street Child invests in the future as our charity partnership draws to a close

Our Global Charity Partnership with Street Child has ended – but our impact hasn’t. With GBP2.6m of support provided, including GBP1.5m of funding, our contributions are helping the charity to…

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