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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance

Access to justice

Community & pro bono

We see equality in the ability to access justice as fundamental to the upholding of the rule of law.

When access is unequal, people can find it difficult to navigate the rules that govern their lives and some of their interactions with the rest of society and to secure remedies when others break the law. As a result, their confidence and stake in the rule of law diminishes. Over time the rule of law is undermined. 

Our global pro bono practice tackles many of the barriers that prevent people from accessing justice. We provide free legal advice and representation in deprived communities around the world. We support strategic litigation aimed at unlocking access to basic rights for minority groups and others suffering from discrimination.

Clifford Chance presents Dicta: Meet Harbani Kaur Ahuja

Does every Supreme Court case contain a poem? ICAAD Artist in Residence Harbani Ahuja spoke with Kaitlin Scagluso from our New York office about her legal poetry series, Dicta - where Harbani creates found poetry in Supreme Court decisions, illuminating the broader social justice themes from the lens of a public interest advocate and woman of colour.

We’re proud to sponsor our global pro bono partner ICAAD on the immersive virtual Dicta exhibit, which combines poetry, law and art to inspire activism in pursuit of social justice.

Clifford Chance chooses environmental protection charity Plan Vivo as winner of its inaugural Sustainable Development Goals award

Plan Vivo, based in Scotland, will receive a £50,000 donation and 500 hours of pro bono support over an 18-month period to support the next stage of its growth, in particular, its ability to measure and evaluate impact and better incorporate the inclusion of marginalised groups at the project design stage.

Find out more about Clifford Chance chooses environmental protection charity Plan Vivo as winner of its inaugural Sustainable Development Goals award

2021 Responsible Business Report

In our 2021 Responsible Business Report, we explore what it means to be a responsible business and how we can create sustainable change as a firm.

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Clifford Chance chooses the Center for Institutional and Social Change as winner of the 2021 Racial Justice Award

The organisation, which is based in New York, will receive a £50,000 (US$70,000) donation and 500 hours of pro bono support over an 18 month period supporting its Paralegal Pathways Initiative, responding to the persistent racial injustice in the United States' criminal legal system.

Find out more about Clifford Chance chooses the Center for Institutional and Social Change as winner of the 2021 Racial Justice Award

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