Hopkin Murray Beskine’s Serena Sandhu recognised for her commitment to pro bono

Hopkin Murray Beskine is delighted that Serena Sandhu, director and family law solicitor has been recognised for her commitment to pro bono in the latest Pro Bono Recognition List.

Published annually, the Recognition List highlights solicitors or barristers across England and Wales who have dedicated at least 25 hours of pro bono legal assistance work over the past year.

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Pro bono has long been associated with the legal industry. It involves lawyers giving free legal services to individuals and small organisations (often charitable) who cannot afford to pay for legal advice otherwise.

The Lady Chief Justice of England and Wales, The Baroness Carr of Walton-on-the-Hill, said:

Serena Sandhu

Serena Sandhu

“I take this opportunity to thank each and every solicitor and barrister who appears on the Recognition List. Each has provided at least 25 hours of legal pro bono last year, with many offering substantially more than that. Those lawyers follow the long tradition of the legal profession in volunteering their time to provide free legal assistance to individuals and charities.

“Pro bono is not a substitute for legal aid, but it is a valuable part of our system of justice, working alongside the advice sector. The judiciary sees first-hand how pro bono advice and representation helps those who might not otherwise receive legal assistance. I hope that recognition on the List encourages the legal profession to continue its commitment to providing pro bono help to those in need.”

Published On: 19/06/2024|
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