For Thrings, pro bono work is something we have always done, even before it became “the right thing to do.” Donating time, energy, skills and money is all part of the culture and ethos of the firm.
Right across the firm, lawyers of all ages, of all levels of experience, of all specialisms give their time, for free, to a wide range of causes. This can range from free advisory clinics to evenings spent advising on local committees, from working with large organisations such as The Prince’s Trust to smaller organisations like a local Headway group.
The Thrings Charity Committee raises money for chosen charities from a variety of organised events; the Ten Tors, the Three Peaks, Iron Man, Bath Rugby Superstars, Red Nose Day, Bath Boules Tournament – these are just some of the events that Thrings staff has taken part in recently to raise money for charity.
During the many years we have been working with the pro bono programme, we have found the benefits to be completely two-way – making a difference not only to the communities in which we work, but also to our own staff, giving them a perspective on the world outside law as well as the opportunity to make a real social impact.