Reed Smith brochure 2021/22

Pro Bono

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81% 66.99 22,000 participation in London* hours on average per lawyer London hours in London

What do you like about your job? I get to work with amazing charities, supporting

Making a difference Pro bono legal work lies at the heart of our

individuals who would not otherwise be able to access legal advice. I collaborate with lawyers across our offices. A recent highlight was securing status for our clients – a mother and her two children from Nigeria – to remain in the UK; that was wonderful. The best part of pro bono work? The people. Our clients are inspirational and motivate us everyday. I love working with fantastic colleagues inside Reed Smith and also our external legal partners. How can trainees get involved? Trainees can work on pro bono cases from day one and see the real impact of their work. We have a brilliant trainee secondment to Liberty and Reprieve where you get to do strategic casework on human rights and the death penalty.

responsible business programme across EMEA. It allows us to make a positive difference to the lives of people who would otherwise not be able to afford legal advice. Our pro bono relationships include charities, not-for- profits, social enterprises, and low-income individuals. We have an associate and a partner who volunteer their time to drive our pro bono initiatives in every office in EMEA, and in each group within the London office. Our work has three main focuses: 1. Improving access to justice 2. Advising charities and not-for-profit 3. Supporting intern ational human rights projects

Becca Naylor Senior Associate, Head of Pro Bono EMEA

*figures for 2020

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