Our Human rights and pro bono teams offer advice and legal representation to non-governmental, non-profit, community-based, public benefit, corporate or unincorporated bodies, trusts, foundations, charities working to secure or protect human rights and individuals or groups whose inability to afford legal fees means they are denied access to justice.
We have a long history of social responsibility and human rights work, having had a human rights department since the 1980s. Besides the constitutional lawyers in the practice, there is a full commitment to pro bono work with most of the lawyers in the practice taking on regular pro bono work.
We have, over the years, taken up many human rights battles and given access to justice to people who would not otherwise have been able to seek legal help.
- A department devoted full-time to pro bono and social responsibility work and to ensuring that the practice’s corporate social responsibility program and interaction with law clinics and other pro bono agencies is dynamic
- A Director, Patrick Bracher, who hosts a fortnightly radio program, ProBono Law, dealing with human rights issues