Geldards Pro Bono support helps Cancer Research Wales
Pro Bono Week (6th– 10th November 2023) celebrates the voluntary contributions of the many legal professionals who provide free legal ‘pro bono’ advice to individuals and charities, supporting those most in need and ensuring the most disadvantaged people in society get access to justice.
During Pro Bono Week Geldards is shining a light on some of the ways local charitable causes have benefited from pro bono advice.
Cancer Research Wales is dedicated to transforming the lives of cancer patients across Wales. For almost 60 years the charity has been improving cancer services and helping people get better outcomes by “supporting the best cancer researchers and clinicians to make discoveries which will transform lives, because research is in our DNA”.
Contributing to Cancer Research Wales’ invaluable work, Geldards provides Pro Bono advice and support to the charity. Most recently lawyers in Geldards’ Cardiff-based Commercial team and Charities team advised Cancer Research Wales’s Board of Trustees on ways to improve their governance structure. The teams worked closely with the Board supporting them to implement these changes and guiding them through process.
Scott Pearson who was Chair of the Board at the time said:
“We very much appreciate the pro bono help from Geldards and their lawyers on this project“.
Last year Geldards lawyers provided over 250 hours of pro bono advice equating to an impressive £75,000 worth of free legal advice. To celebrate Pro Bono week Geldards has relaunched its Pro Bono policy to reaffirm its commitment to supporting local communities and enhancing social value.
To find out more about Pro Bono week 2023 please click here.