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It is National Pro Bono and Trustees week, a chance to celebrate the breadth and impact of the charity work undertaken by the legal professionals at Ramsdens.

The staff at Ramsdens play a vital role, volunteering their time and energy to support those charities and individuals who need it most and give something back to the local community.

At Ramsdens we have staff holding 21 different Trustee positions and throughout 2019 devoted over 500 hours to Corporate Social Responsibility and not for profits.

Much of the Pro Bono work offered at Ramsdens is delivered through our many different advice clinics, provided alongside local charities, universities and Citizen Advice, delivering our commitment to provide justice for all.

Natalie Marrison, Head of our Personal Injury and Abuse team commented: “Pro bono work is more important now than ever. It ensures that myself and my team can provide our clients and community key legal services with real access to justice. I have seen it strengthen our skill set as individual lawyers and create real and positive case results for our clients.”

Other examples of our Pro Bono work are delivered by our individuals who work personally with local charities.

Louise Blackwell, Legal Executive in our Family team works with Female Force and Talk and Thrive Women, charities which are designed to provide peer support to women facing problems with mental health and domestic abuse. Through these groups, Louise offers her specialist advice to those seeking help with domestic abuse, sign-posting them to the correct help they need and understanding the different levels of abuse.

Jodie Wielgus, Partner in our Private Client team is a Trustee at Overgate Hospice and as well as helping to make strategic decisions at the hospice and holding legal advice clinics also actively fundraises for the charity with the help of other staff members from within the firm.

Michael Robinson, Associate in our Private Client team is a Trustee at Community Transport Calderdale and assists the charity with providing Wills to those who cannot access transport for reasons of ill health, isolation, disability, poverty or social exclusion.