We are committed to contributing to our community, society and our profession through pro bono and volunteering, and active membership of charitable and professional organisations.
We are keen supporters of access to justice initiatives such as Advocate (formerly the Bar Pro Bono Unit) and CLIPS (the Chancery Bar Litigant in Person Support scheme). Our barristers volunteer their time and expertise to provide legal representation to members of the public who would otherwise be unable to obtain it. We see this as a key means of furthering our commitment to access to justice for all, but also as a valuable opportunity for our barristers to gain experience in a variety of disputes. We also provide financial support to access to justice organisations, and staff and barristers raise funds though initiatives such as the London Legal Walk and the Great Legal Bake.
A number of our barristers and staff are trustees of charities or sit on committees supporting the positive development of the legal profession as part of organisations such as the Chancery Bar Association, the Charity Lawyers Association and the Legal Practice Management Association.
We believe in encouraging those from non-traditional backgrounds to come to the bar. With that in mind we have started our own initiatives, such as our student barrister experience programme, in conjunction with youth organisation Big Voice London (read more here).
We aim to increase our positive impact and would like to collaborate with our clients, other barristers’ chambers, charities and other organisations to maximise the impact we can make. Please contact Isabel Bertram if you would be interested in working with us on a joint project, or if you have any feedback on our community and pro bono activities.