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Pro bono legal work 

Every year we provide free legal advice to lots of individuals and organisations.  This work is done by a broad range of people at all levels within the firm and can be done from anywhere at anytime.  It enables our lawyers to use their skills and knowledge to give something back, and can help trainees gain exposure to work that they might not normally get to do.  Like chargeable work, pro bono work can be shared between offices and does not need to be location specific.

The majority of our pro bono work is referred to us by LawWorks.  Eversheds Sutherland is a signatory to the Pro Bono Protocol. Visit the LawWorks website for details. We also receive international opportunities to participate in pro bono work through our relationship with TrustLaw.

Legal advice clinics

A number of lawyers volunteer to provide their services at local legal advice clinics.  This can be as part of the law faculty at a local university, through a specialist legal advice centre or as part of the citizens advice bureau. 

Recent examples:

  • The commercial team in Cardiff have recently been advising Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre and Rhoose Community Library in relation to the commercial aspects of their arrangements with the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Our work has included drafting service level agreements, advising on the service specifications and liaising with the council.
  • Provided pro bono client Belu Water with a range of legal support which has ranged from general advice on Belu’s standard terms and conditions of sale to technical questions around the concepts of offer and acceptance.
  • Trainees from our London office, have settled disputes with the Battersea Legal Advice Centre.
  • Colleagues in our Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester and London offices continue to support their regional legal advice centres, providing their expertise on a pro bono basis to their local communities.