Pro Bono: benefits to our community and your career progression: Nottingham Law School (Invitation Only)

The event is going to be attended by Nottingham Law School current students. It will be a panel discussion to celebrate our recent partnership between NLS and Support Through Court (STC). Attendees will learn from staff, volunteers (current and former) from both STC and NLS Legal about their experiences and how pro bono volunteering has helped with development and career progression.  

Invitation only

In person event 

Making the Business Case for Pro Bono: BPP University, Leeds Beckett University and Sheffield Hallam University

Join us as we mark Pro Bono Week 2022 with this special collaborative event. Hosted by BPP University, Leeds Beckett University and Sheffield Hallam University, with an introduction by David Barraclough, Chair of the Access to Justice Foundation – Yorkshire, our panel will consider the benefits of pro bono in practice, as well as perceived barriers that may prevent lawyers engaging in pro bono work. Our panellists will share their experiences of delivering pro bono services, particularly in partnership with a law school. There will be opportunity for a Q and A.

Online only

Registration can be found here

qLegal: the business case for business law clinics: Queen Mary, University of London (invitation only)

qLegal’s commercial law clinic provides legal advice, education and support to start-ups and entrepreneurs. We will be joined by lawyers from some of our partner law firms, who will discuss why they volunteer with qLegal, and their thoughts on whether businesses should have access to free legal advice (followed by networking).



  • Ahmed Gmati (CMS)
  • Giacomo Bertolissi (Morrison Foerster)
  • Lucy Taylor (Ropes & Gray)
  • Anna Maria Deligkari, Victor Pianowski, Hannie Syeda and Zahira Butt (Sidley Austin)
  • Bethan Lloyd / Ellie Sergeant / Joelle Chess (Wiggin)
  • Deborah Lawunmi (Consultant Employment Solicitor)


The event is in person, at The Centre for Commercial Law Studies, 67-69 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London.

Students only (invitation only)

Pro Bono Week 2022: Stepping up for Pro Bono in Wales: Pro Bono Committee for Wales

The newly formed Pro Bono Committee for Wales, Legal News Wales and LawWorks Cymru are collaborating to host the first in-person Pro Bono Week event for Wales in some years, focused on bringing the free legal advice sector, legal professionals and legal practices together. 

This is a great chance to get to know what’s going on in the local legal advice area and to ask those already volunteering and leading Pro Bono activity what it’s really like and why and how solicitors, CILEx lawyers and barristers should participate.

We are delighted to announce that the Counsel General for Wales, Mick Antoniw MS, will make opening remarks.

Our panel discussion with a diverse range of speakers will explore:

What ‘Pro Bono’ looks like post pandemic– what are the opportunities for practitioners in and from Wales and how can you fit these into your busy professional lives

The business case for Pro Bono: The real-time benefits and value for you, your organisation and, importantly, for local communities in Wales


– Dr Ola Olusanya, Veterans Legal Link & Director of Learning and Teaching (Department of Law and Criminology) at Aberystwyth University

Jonathan Rhys Williams, Solicitor at Watkins & Gunn & volunteer at Cardiff Lawyers Care

Hussein Said, Consultant, Asylum Justice

Samuel Bass, Associate Solicitor at Newfields & volunteer at Asylum Justice

David White, Clinic Support & Development Officer (Wales) at LawWorks Cymru

Panel chaired by Emma Waddingham, Editor, Legal News Wales.


Our panel dicussion will be followed by informal networking and drinks, with the chance to ask further questions and legal professionals, law clinics, free legal advice centres and charities.

We will also provide signposting to the Pro Bono opportunities and network in Wales. 

Registration can be found here 

Our Pro Bono Week 2022 event ‘Stepping up in Wales’ will be hosted at The Law Society Wales Office: Capital Tower, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AG.

Our sincere thanks to The Law Society Wales team for their support.

In person only event

How to run a Legal Health Check for Non-Profits and Social Enterprises: Trust Law with Law Works

LawWorks and TrustLaw are co-hosting a pro bono legal workshop and networking for non-governmental organisations, social enterprises and charities that are driving social change worldwide. This is a unique event where organisations will have the opportunity to learn how to run a legal health check of their organisation. This will cover a broad spectrum of legal topics: from setting up a new legal entity and understanding your obligations towards employees, to protecting your ideas and branding. Ensuring that your organisation is “healthy” will save time and resources in the future – helping you to streamline operations and maximise funding opportunities. The session will also provide information on the variety of pro bono legal assistance available through TrustLaw and LawWorks.

Location: Reed Smith LLP – Central London Office 

Registration can be found here

In- person only

LawWorks InfoExchange : The Business Case for Pro Bono

Events in 2021 underlined the value of pro bono within recruitment and retention, to enhance lawyers’ skillsets and to enable lawyers to make a difference through the law. We look forward to firms and chambers highlighting the impact of their pro bono work and sharing best practice in pro bono. This internal event is organised for LawWorks Clinics Network clinic coordinators


To mark the week Rebecca Wilkinson, LawWorks CEO, will present this session. Please follow the link below to book your place.


Date: Tuesday 8th November


Further guidance on how to access the Zoom meeting will be provided on the morning of the event, following registration on Eventbrite. We look forward to seeing you online!