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Global law firm Reed Smith has been ranked among the top firms in the first ever TrustLaw Global Pro Bono Index released today by the Thomson Reuters Foundation.
Reed Smith is ranked seven in the table of the top pro bono firms in England and Wales with an average of 31.24 pro bono hours per fee-earner, above the overall average of 20.9 hours.
Elsewhere in the survey, Reed Smith performed better than average in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Germany and France. In the UAE, Reed Smith was ranked first. The average pro bono hours at Reed Smith came to 41.54, far above the overall average of 17 hours. In Germany, Reed Smith was ranked second. The average pro bono hours at Reed Smith were 18.39, compared to the overall average of 10.7 hours.
Sarah Ramwell, Reed Smith Senior CSR Manager EMEA, commented:
“Pro bono is a real focus for the firm and participation and engagement are at an all-time high. This new report is a great resource for all firms and we’re pleased to see our firm perform so well against the benchmarks in each jurisdiction.”
The survey marks the first effort to capture and analyse global pro bono trends across the legal industry. It compiles data received from over 100 firms of all sizes, representing 36,000 lawyers in 69 countries. See the TrustLaw website for the full report.
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