Rebecca Greenhalgh

Rebecca Greenhalgh

Counsel, Pro Bono (UK, US) based in London

Rebecca Greenhalgh

Rebecca Greenhalgh is a counsel in our pro bono practice

Rebecca is responsible for the development and management of pro bono across our offices in the United States, London, and Glasgow and also leads pro bono efforts outside Australia in connection with our Modern Slavery Action Plan. Rebecca develops high impact domestic and international pro bono projects and brings together teams of lawyers from across Ashurst's global offices to deliver these matters. 

Rebecca is an unregistered barrister now practising as a solicitor and has worked in dedicated law firm pro bono management roles since 2007. Prior to this Rebecca worked at international human rights organisations, operating casework schemes in conjunction with pro bono lawyers. Rebecca completed an MSc in Voluntary Sector Management at Bayes Business School.

Rebecca sits on the Board of the Association of Pro Bono Counsel, serving as Co-President from January 2020 to December 2021. She is a secretariat member for the UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono, supporting prospective and member firms. Rebecca was on the Editorial Committee for the Law Society Pro Bono Manual (2016, 2020) and in 2016 she helped establish UKademy, the annual professional development conference for law firm pro bono professionals. 

For her work in pro bono crisis response Rebecca secured a Special Mention in the Global Pro Bono Award for Local Pro Bono Impact at the 2017 PILnet Pro Bono Awards, the Best Contribution by an Individual Award at the 2017 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards and was Highly Commended in the Law Society Gazette's Legal Personality of the Year 2018. Rebecca was honoured with the Andrew Lee Jones Award at the Amicus Champions of Justice Awards 2022, in recognition of her longstanding support to the charity.