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Social justice and community work

At Leigh Day we believe that everything that the firm does is about achieving social justice.  At the core of the firm is a shared belief in a fair society where everyone has access to justice. That belief incorporates our relationships with our staff, clients, service providers, the local community where our offices are based and our impact in and on the wider community.

As part of this commitment the firm has strong links with many community organisations.  We do not operate in a legal vacuum but are committed to using the law to try and achieve social justice for all members of the community, in Britain and abroad.

Free work

Leigh Day does not have a pro bono policy.  Every day, lawyers in the firm do work for which they are not paid for existing and past clients and other people who have concerns about their legal rights or need advice. This is not a conscience-salving measure but part of the ethos of the firm.  The firm also supports numerous charities and NGOs with fund-raising.

Outside work, many individual lawyers volunteer regularly at law centres such as the Lewisham Law Centre where lawyers give weekly legal advice to Lewisham residents who have been involved in an accident or have been injured at work.  Other partners and lawyers give free advice at the Islington Legal Advice Centre every week.  We also offer free confidential advice to members or people who consult a number of NGO’s.  Indeed, we have links with many charities and non-Governmental organisations (NGOs) and have worked with and represented these bodies to challenge the behaviour of governments and public authorities.  We also work with a wide range of local and single issue groups.

Walkers from Leigh Day regularly raise money on the London Legal Sponsored Walk in May each year for the Islington Legal Advice Centre.

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