corporate responsibility

Pro Bono Work

Our community engagement initiatives

As a company, we are always striving to be the best in our field and to contribute to society beyond just through legal services. Our Ethics committee pools resource across the firm and gathers a diverse range of views regarding what charitable, environmental and ethical projects we should be supporting.

UNHCR Refugee Charity

Maya fled Damascus in 2015, aged 16, to start a new life in the UK. She taught herself English, and has since embarked on a degree in Aviation Engineering and Pilot Studies at the University of London.

Maya was appointed as an ambassador for the UNHRC, the UN Refugee Agency in 2021 after four years of committed support. We were asked by a contact at the UNHCR if we could help support Maya with commercial negotiations with a talent agency who support creators who are a good influence on their audience. Billy Jenks led on this, with support from Julia Ellis.

National HIV Story Trust

This is a charity which tells the story of HIV and Aids. We helped provide IP and other general commercial advice in relation to the publication of a book called “Love, Loss and Life”, a collection of essays, reflections and passionate testimonies about 40 years of HIV/AIDS, including Rupert Everett, Lord Fowler, Jane Anderson and many more. It aims to address the question of “what can we learn from those who have gone before us?”.

We worked closely with the trustees on the publishing contract and on their contract with an artist who donated a paper sculpture which features on the book’s cover and which is now up for auction to raise money for the charity. Julia Ellis advised them, along with Hannah, and Fai.

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