British Legal Awards 2011
Fieldfisher has been shortlisted for its work on i-Probono at the British Legal Awards.
The awards, sponsored by Legal Week, celebrate achievement, excellence and innovation in the legal industry. The firm has been shortlisted in the CSR Initiative/Programme of the Year category for i-Probono. Founded by Shireen Irani and established with the support of the firm, i-Probono is an online network which connects organisations in need of legal assistance with lawyers and law students.
Head of the firm’s CSR programme Denise Sexton says, “To be shortlisted for such a prestigious award in the legal industry is a huge honour. We became involved with i-Probono as we were looking for a way to make a real difference in the CSR space. When Shireen came to us during her training contract with the idea in 2009, we recognised is was a unique opportunity and immediately threw our support behind the project. The results so far have been very exciting.”
Since its launch last year, more than 1,000 individuals, 24 international law firms and 140 charities have signed up to i-Probono, with 160 projects matched up. The project has been welcomed by the legal profession and earlier this year i-Probono was asked to join the Attorney General’s International Pro Bono Committee.
Winners of the British Legal Awards will be announced at a ceremony on 1 December. For more information on i-Probono contact Shireen Irani.