Each year we handle a number of pro bono cases which either have a profound social significance, or that address a fundamental legal principle. They also frequently involve complex issues of civil, administrative or human rights law.
These cases are handled free of charge or at significantly reduced rates and we are proud that our lawyers invest their time and energy to assist those who would otherwise be unable to receive such counsel. As part of this process our Pro Bono Committee selects cases that are based on a list of criteria. Firstly the case must hold demonstrable social significance or set a legal precedent. Next, the party concerned must have limited financial resources and is not entitled to receive legal aid. We must also believe that we can provide clear added value through our specialist knowledge and expertise. Finally, we are careful to ensure there is no conflict of interest with our existing clients.
Every year, our partners and associates continue to play an active role in various pro bono matters, taking on cases that make a real difference to individuals, and local and national organisations. We invite you to read through the small selection of pro bono cases we have undertaken below.
For more information, please contact Stibbe’s Pro Bono Committee:
Amsterdam T +31 20 546 07 94
Brussels T +32 2 533 53 28