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Pro Bono

Herbert Smith Freehills has a significant history of providing pro bono legal services to clients including charities, NGOs, the governments of developing nations and marginalised individuals. We are extremely proud of the outcomes our clients achieve for the communities in which we live and work, and the relationships and reputation we have built along the way.

Pro bono work is woven into the fabric of our firm. It’s an opportunity that is not only available to all our lawyers, but is regarded as an essential part of our professional responsibility and treated in exactly the same manner as any other client work.

Because we operate in regions with diverse pro bono cultures, it makes sense to focus our pro bono practice on ways to help strengthen the fundamental principle on which justice is based– the rule of law. We also prioritise matters and projects that focus on social inclusion and capacity building in communities of need. We place enormous emphasis on skills sharing, training and collaboration with our pro bono clients, whether they are well-established global charities, community legal centres, or an innovative thought-leader in community service delivery.