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Pro bono work produced by corporate firms should not be scoffed at

6 November 2014

Pro bono work produced by corporate firms should not be scoffed at

We are now half way through the 13th annual National Pro Bono Week. We have heard from the Law Society, the Bar Council and CILEx on the importance of pro bono work and the amount undertaken by the solicitor profession in the last 12 months.

The calculation of hours spent on pro bono will always depend on the metrics used by each survey. And at DLA Piper's breakfast panel this week, it was suggested the £601m headline figure of estimated value for pro bono work should be 'buried' lest government view it as validation for their swingeing cuts to legal aid.

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