At Fieldfisher, we are driven by our commitment to build impactful pro bono work. This includes collaborating with civil society organisations to establish and manage capacity-building projects and our flagship programme aims to deliver systemic change in the disability rights space.
Our selection of pro bono partners is guided by our in-house skills and expertise with our pro bono team identifying causes and projects based on our strategic focus areas.
The desire to deliver lasting change
was what attracted me to Fieldfisher, when UK legal aid cuts in 2013 made it even more challenging for those in need to get legal assistance.
As a disability rights lawyer, the firm's particular focus to break down barriers faced by disabled people, both within pro bono and our Discover Disability Network, meant it was a natural fit for me along with the firm's culture and value.
Our pro bono work has evolved
into four focus areas:
While most of our pro bono activity falls within these focus areas, our breadth of work and impact is vast as we welcome introductions from anyone in the firm who has a connection with a charity in need of legal advice. Many organisations have since become long-term pro bono clients.
There is real enthusiasm and support for our ESG activities at Fieldfisher and we are making sure we harness that enthusiasm in a strategic way, to get the best possible outcomes for our pro bono clients.
the rights of children and
Enhancing legal opportunities for refugee-focused initiatives
Spearheading systemic change with disabled people
Pro Bono Senior Associate,
Pro bono at Fieldfisher
hours of pro bono work by
212 Fieldfisher staff
spent giving pro bono
advice to clients
Charities and causes
ESG Report 2023