We believe that our lawyers have a responsibility to provide access to justice to those who cannot afford it. We encourage every lawyer to become involved in pro bono work, no matter what stage of their career, and believe it will make them better lawyers. Our pro bono work includes advising on small community projects, as well as collaboration between our international offices to assist larger international charities. We share these values with our clients and look to partner with them on projects where possible.
To find out more, visit our latest CR Review.
- Access to Justice
In May 2015, Simmons & Simmons launched its UK Access to Justice Programme, as part of its commitments under the broader UK Collaborative Plan, which is a collaboration of the leading 30 UK law firms to promote access to justice for low income individuals. The scheme employs an in-house social welfare lawyer to oversee the work of lawyers employed by Simmons & Simmons in our London and Bristol offices. The Scheme delivers end to end case work for welfare benefit appeals at the First Tier Tribunal; an area of law removed from legal aid funding scope by the Legal Aid Punishment of Offenders Act 2012.
Click here to view the Access to Justice video
- Social Responsibility
Our pro bono work supports organisations, in particular, charitable and non governmental organisations, which are engaged in promoting social value in line with the general themes of the firm’s corporate responsibility programme.
- Rule of Law
As an international law firm our pro bono work supports sustainable ways to alleviate poverty, consistent with the UN Sustainable Development Goals 7 (Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all) and 16 (Peace, Justice and strong Institutions).
See our videos below:
Simmons & Simmons support for Global Alliance for Legal Aid in Uganda
Referred by Advocates for International Development