Community

Making a difference

Goodman Derrick’s CSR and ProBono activity seeks to make a genuine difference for people and organisations who need it most. Whether this is through our fundraising and matched funding activities, our ProBono work for small charities and individuals, our support of The Funding Network, or our lawyers playing an active role in organisations they believe in.

ProBono

Our commitment to providing Pro Bono advice - legal work done at no charge for good – covers a very wide range of situations. We do this work as part of our commitment to the community and because we know that representation by a reputable firm can fundamentally change the course of a dispute or cause.

Our recent ProBono work includes:

  • advising in relation to the recent landmark European Court of Justice case regarding holiday pay
  • successfully represented a small charity for the elderly with regards to a dispute with a supplier that had the potential to damage their ability to provide their charitable service
  • representing a team of film makers who are seeking to distribute a film about dementia for the benefit of the victims of the disease and their families

LawWorks

We are proud corporate members of LawWorks. LawWorks is a charity that connects volunteer lawyers with people in need of legal advice, who are not eligible for legal aid and cannot afford to pay and with the not-for-profit organisations that support them. More information can be found on their website at www.lawworks.org.uk.

The Funding Network (TFN)

Goodman Derrick are corporate members of TFN, a charity that gives people the chance to come together with a philanthropic purpose to support causes they care about. Their events – through an innovative live crowdfunding model – also fund charitable projects that catalyse social change. Crowdfunding events vary in size and structure, ranging from small groups to large scale events hosted by corporate organisations. Our involvement with TFN stems from the hard work of Stephanie Brobbey, Senior Solicitor, who is also a trustee of the charity. More details are available at www.thefundingnetwork.org.uk.

CSR and ProBono News

Case study: Belle Isle Elderly Winter Aid

Clare Gilroy-Scott of Goodman Derrick advises in relation to landmark European Court of Justice case regarding holiday pay

Goodman Derrick Host Funding Network Evening - £35,000 Raised for Social Change Projects

Goodman Derrick joins LawWorks to further their ProBono activity

Goodman Derrick lawyer joins the Wandsworth Mediation Service