We aim to provide a range of opportunities to encourage our lawyers to participate in pro bono initiatives.
We firmly believe in allocating a portion of our time and expertise to helping individuals, charities and non-profit organisations who could not otherwise afford to pay for legal services. This promotes the Rule of Law and enables more citizens to participate fully in the life of the country.
Currently, we provide pro bono services to the Bar Council Scheme, the Mercy Law Centre and the Public Interest Law Alliance which is an initiative of the Free Legal Aid Centre.
Thomson Reuters Foundation & Mason Hayes & Curran LLP: Social Enterprises in Ireland - Legal Structures Guide
Partner Nick Metcalfe and Senior Associate Emma Lawrence partnered with the Thomson Reuters Foundation to develop their Legal Structuring Guide for Social Enterprises in Ireland. The Guide was launched during the Irish Government's National Social Enterprise Conference on 19 November. It provides an overview of the range of legal structures that are available to social entrepreneurs in Ireland, as well as tools to help with selecting the most appropriate legal structure for a particular organisation.
The Guide features case studies from five established Irish social enterprises that have adopted different types of legal structure. Rethink Ireland, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland, Irish Social Enterprise Network and the Department of Rural & Community Development also contributed to the guide.
You can download the guide here.
You can also get in touch with TrustLaw, Thomson Reuters Foundation's global pro bono legal programme here.