Arthur Cox has been named as TrustLaw Domestic Law Firm of the Year 2020. Now in its tenth year, the TrustLaw Awards celebrate groundbreaking pro bono projects undertaken by legal teams on behalf of NGOs and social enterprises in the TrustLaw network.
Commenting on their partnership with TrustLaw, Carolann Minnock, Pro Bono Associate in Arthur Cox said: “collaborating with TrustLaw helps Arthur Cox deliver meaningful pro bono assistance to those most in need. TrustLaw plays a vital role in connecting us with NGOs providing frontline legal services, and together we develop pro bono projects to improve access to justice for vulnerable people in our community.”
Learn more about the awards and view the full list of winners here.
Arthur Cox has also launched its Pro Bono Impact Report 2019/2020. The report provides a snapshot of their pro bono projects, which include secondments, legal information, strategic litigation, and legal clinics.
Over the last year, there has been an 87% increase in new pro bono matters and a 40% increase in the number of pro bono hours carried out by the firm, with 14.5 hours being the approximate number of pro bono hours per fee earner.
The firm is committed to further developing its pro bono practice and has set the aspirational target of 25 hours per fee earner per year. The firm views “it as an important component of a lawyer’s professional responsibility and as lawyers we have a responsibility to use our legal skills for the public good.”
Click here to read the full report.