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Ali is a social entrepreneur in Hackney who has received mentoring from Linklaters through our partnership with East London Business Alliance.

Mentoring Works

Employability: We celebrate 20 years of collaboration with ELBA's Mentoring Work scheme enabling young people to learn about the world of work and develop essential skills. Hear from students, teachers, and Linklaters volunteers about the impact of mentoring over 1000 students so far.

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Supporting Entrepreneurs in East Africa

Enterprise: Linklaters volunteers support over 100 entrepreneurs in East Africa with Grow Movement.  Hear from Flavia, Enid and Nathan, who were helped to grow their businesses - a tourism company in Uganda, an events and publications company giving a platform to women and a business providing access to safe drinking water in Rwanda.

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Hackney East: 3 years of collaborative community support

Employability: The end of 2020 marked the culmination of the Hackney East project, a 3 year partnership between Linklaters, Societe Generale, Societe Generale UK Foundation & UBS, and delivered by ELBA.

Linklaters volunteers have supported numerous initiatives, from one-off employment workshops and CV reviews, to long-term leadership coaching and board membership positions.

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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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"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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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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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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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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Later life as it should be

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

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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 51,500 hours

contributed to

527 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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of London pro bono hours dedicated to access to justice projects
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hours spent helping individuals to develop their skills for work
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hours dedicated to helping children and young people globally
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hours contributed by people across our international offices to support, promote and protect the rights of refugees
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hours contributed to causes and organisations that promote and protect gender equality
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unaccompanied minors represented by our lawyers in New York to help them obtain lawful status in the United States
*time valued on a cost-to-firm basis and not on the basis of typical charge out rates
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