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OFFICIAL LAUNCH Pro Bono Week 2023: Transforming lives through pro bono

November 6, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We are delighted to be joined by the Attorney General the Rt Hon Victoria Prentis KC MP to launch Pro Bono Week 2023. We will host a short panel 6 – 7pm featuring inspiring examples of how pro bono can truly change lives (hybrid on Zoom and in person).

In person networking will follow the panel, from 7pm onwards, with a chance to meet people from across the legal and access to justice sectors with a shared interest in pro bono work of all kinds.

Register now to join us at https://pbw2023.eventbrite.co.uk. Those registering for the online ticket will receive a Zoom link closer to the time.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

  • Attorney General, The Rt Hon Victoria Prentis KC MP
  • Lady Rose, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom
  • A five minute video message from Andy Malkinson, freed in December 2020 after serving a 17-year custodial sentence, following pro bono efforts.
  • Katie Cotton, partner at Orrick, and advocate in the Voices for Families pro bono project.
  • Caron Heyes, legal director at Fieldfisher and leader of Rachel’s Voice – a project to provide pro bono assistance through inquests to families following the deaths of people with learning disabilities.
  • Laura Hyne, associate at Reed Smith who has worked on the Maternity Action Pro Bono email advice service since 2021.
  • Annahita Moradi, barrister at One Pump Court and Young Pro Bono Barrister of the Year 2022.
  • Mair Williams, employed barrister at Latham & Watkins and a Trustee/Director of APPEAL

Our thanks for to Herbert Smith Freehills for kindly hosting this year’s launch!

Thanks jampondphotography.com for providing photography service pro bono to the event.


November 6, 2023
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Exchange House, 12 Primrose Street
London, EC2A 2EG
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Pro Bono Week Organising Committee