Linklaters’ global Fintech team has provided pro bono advice to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, on the launch of a first-of-its-kind blockchain payment solution for distribution of financial assistance to internally displaced persons in Ukraine. The solution will allow funds to reach vulnerable people on the move, at speed.
Linklaters was recognized with Sanctuary for Families’ Mary Ann Mailman Award for Outstanding Contributions to Women’s Economic Empowerment for the firm’s demonstrated commitment to the organization’s Economic Empowerment program.
Linklaters received the Silver Award for ‘Community Programme of the Year’ at the sixth annual UK Social Mobility Awards (SOMOs) – the first national awards dedicated to raising awareness of social mobility by sharing the innovative approaches of those working to improve it.
Linklaters is delighted to share that it is a founding funder of Baobab Foundation, a new foundation providing long-term funding and support to Black and minority ethnic voluntary organisations and charities across the UK addressing racial injustice. The launch of the Foundation follows a two-year research and development phase supported by the firm.
Linklaters has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and 37 other prominent civil rights and gender justice organizations in support of college admissions policies that foster diversity.
Linklaters, and seven other leading law firms, are working with the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants ("JCWI") and the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit ("GMIAU"), who have ramped up legal support for survivors in progressing compensation claims through the Windrush Legal Initiative (the “Initiative”).
Linklaters and JUSTICE have announced their new Fellowship programme for law graduates, welcoming, in particular, applications from Black and minority ethnic candidates, including those from socio-economically less advantaged backgrounds.
Linklaters has partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana (ACLU) to file a federal lawsuit in the District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office for unconstitutional policing.
Linklaters has partnered with BRYTER, a no-code automation platform, on a series of global initiatives to accelerate the delivery of legal advice and other services to clients in new and innovative ways.
Linklaters is proud to support the City of London Law Society’s (CLLS) Social Welfare Solicitors Qualification Fund (SWSQF) – a unique cross-sector initiative focussed on increasing the number of social welfare solicitors in the UK.
Linklaters is delighted to have been shortlisted with the Coram Children’s Legal Centre for the 2021 LawWorks Pro Bono Awards. The Awards recognise and celebrate achievement in legal pro bono work and the commitment of the legal sector in enabling access to justice.
Linklaters has partnered with BARBRI Global, a leading global legal education provider, to prepare lawyers qualified in another jurisdiction but who are based in its London office for the Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE).
A working group formed under the auspices of the American Bar Association (ABA) Business Law Section has published “Version 2.0” of the Model Contract Clauses for International Supply Contracts. Drafted with pro bono assistance from Linklaters, these set out a human rights due diligence regime and suggest a framework for upholding human rights in supply chains.
Linklaters has filed an amicus brief with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and 30 other organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union, National Organization for Women Foundation, and Women’s Law Project in support of Nicole Chase, a 27-year-old woman.
Linklaters has adopted a new global agile working policy, with a particular focus on remote working, that empowers Linklaters employees to determine where they get their work done, without having to request permission.
Organisations may feel that they have a good-hearted culture in place but sometimes people still do bad things.
We have been working with Crafty Counsel to produce a series of bite-sized videos, each aimed at exploring what culture is and why it matters through sharing what we have seen in legal practice.
Zuhura from Tanzania is a Campaign for Female Education (CAMFED) alumna who delivers a life skills curriculum at her old school and runs her own business. Linklaters is proud to support CAMFED and CAMA; “a movement with the strength to transform Africa.”