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Social Impact

Empowering people, improving lives

We are driven to make a difference, to our clients and to the world we live in.

Our social impact work is about empowering people around the world and helping them to transform their lives. We seek to achieve this by drawing on all our skills and capabilities, investing millions every year across hundreds of causes and locations globally.

Zuhura (above) is a beneficiary of support from CAMFED, our longstanding pro bono partner.

Image: Eliza Powell/CAMFED

Read more about Zuhura's story here

HER Fund

"Know yourself, back yourself"

Gender equality: Our global work supporting women and girls draws on the passion and skills of our people to empower and inspire. Here we shine the spotlight on three global community partnerships. 

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theatre centre

Realising aspirations around the world

Employability: Our commitment to helping individuals aim high and reach their full potential extends to all corners of the globe - from Hong Kong, to Stockholm, to Dubai.

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SSE anniversary

Helping social business to thrive

Enterprise: Our people are combining market-leading commercial expertise with a passion for social business. Read more about our enterprise projects in Paris, Amsterdam and London.

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Hagar video

Supporting victims of trafficking

Access to justice: From law reform to legal clinics, find out how our people are using their skills to join the fight against human trafficking and modern slavery across Asia.

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eyeWitness

Where tech meets justice

Human rights: Our lawyers work with eyewitness to Atrocities to review video and photo evidence of war crimes and human rights atrocities around the world in order to bring the perpetrators to justice. Animation: Feedback Films.

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LGBT asylum seekers

Acting for LGBT asylum seekers

Access to justice: We work with people seeking asylum who are fleeing persecution because of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and make sure they can access the justice they deserve.

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May Choraffa

Later life as it should be

Social finance: What connects our Capital Markets lawyers and a dancing queen?

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main street lumpkin

A right to representation

Access to justice: At Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, 90% of immigration detainees will appear at hearing without legal counsel and 93% will be unsuccessful in their claim. Our lawyers spent a week in Georgia representing those detainees.

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"It's made a huge difference to my life"

Employability: We talk to students from Duke's Aldridge Academy, Tottenham, about their experiences of being mentored by Linklaters staff.

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Helping Salimah achieve her dream

Education: Watch Salimah talk about her aspiration to attend Oxford University and how support from Linklaters helped her to reach her goal.

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International impact

Read about the beneficiaries of our social impact work around the world

Over 47,000 hours

contributed to

637 organisations

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contributed to our community partners through time, in-kind support and cash donations
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organisations supported through our Social Impact work
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pro bono projects worldwide that empower women
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hours spent helping individuals to develop their skills for work
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clients with housing law issues assisted through our housing clinic with the Mary ward Legal Centre
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hours contributed by lawyers across our international offices to support, promote and protect the rights of refugees
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of London pro bono hours dedicated to access to justice projects
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unaccompanied minors represented by our lawyers in New York to help them obtain lawful status in the United States