Latham Named Among “Best Law Firms for Pro Bono in the UK”
Law.com International has named Latham to its top 10 list of “Best Law Firms for Pro Bono in the UK,” citing several initiatives undertaken by our London office. Firms were evaluated by their total number of pro bono hours worked in addition to the percentage of each firm’s lawyers working on pro bono matters.
Lawyers in our London office participated in a wide variety of legal clinics in the UK, including:
- The Windrush Legal Clinic, a legal clinic that helps individuals navigate the complex application process to claim compensation from the Windrush Compensation Scheme
- Domestic Abuse Response Alliance, a coalition of law firms in the UK that offers pro bono legal advice and representation to survivors of domestic abuse in need of protective injunctions
- University House Legal Advice Centre (Bethnal Green) — General Advice Clinic and Advocacy Project, a legal advice center that provides basic legal advice to individuals from underprivileged backgrounds on various areas of law, such as debt, housing, and consumer law
“We commend all of the firms recognized for their dedication to pro bono service, and are both honored and grateful to be listed among them,” said Simon Tysoe, London partner and member of our Pro Bono Committee. “Pro bono is central to life at Latham, and we are committed to advocating for those most in need. We are grateful to our colleagues who go to such lengths to fulfil this.”