We ground our pro bono practice in the ethics of professional responsibility
We consider pro bono as a stand-alone legal practice.
This results in quality legal services for our pro bono clients, provided in accordance with our established pro bono criteria.
Our global pro bono practice has four priority areas including: Citizenship & Displacement; Gender Rights & Diversity; Modern Slavery; and Racial Justice.
We firmly believe that responding to the climate crisis and strengthening climate justice is of critical importance, and our work in this space cuts across all four priority areas.
Our pro bono team also has expertise in law reform and the role pro bono can play in responding to crises.
"We believe all individuals should be able to have access to the legal system to protect or assert their rights, irrespective of their financial situation. This belief is at the heart of our global pro bono practice, ensuring that we focus our efforts where access might otherwise be denied."
Paul Jenkins, Global CEO
We have had a global pro bono partner since the merger between Ashurst LLP and Ashurst Australia in 2013Read more
We have had a global pro bono partner since the merger between Ashurst LLP and Ashurst Australia in 2013. Prior to that Ashurst Australia had a national pro bono partner, appointed in 2007.
Our global pro bono and social impact partner, Sarah Morton-Ramwell, aims for each of our offices to operate a leading national pro bono practice. Sarah also recognises the importance of taking on cross-border pro bono projects which enable our offices to work together to tackle global and regional social justice issues.
Our pro bono criteria states that pro bono is the provision of legal assistance free of chargeRead more
Our pro bono criteria states that pro bono is the provision of legal assistance free of charge:
- to disadvantaged and marginalised people of limited means;
- to non-profit organisations and social enterprises assisting people who are disadvantaged and marginalised; and
- in matters for the public good of broad public or community concern.
We believe transparency and collaboration matters when it comes to pro bonoRead more
We believe transparency and collaboration matters when it comes to pro bono.
We regularly provide data on our pro bono work to the Trustlaw Global Index of Pro Bono, and we provide regional data to the Australian Pro Bono Centre and UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono.
We collaborate with specialist advice organisations and other law firms to ensure maximum impact in the pro bono work we do. We also play an active role around the world in supporting the development of local pro bono culture and infrastructure.
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