Together with the firm's pro bono partners, Matheson is delighted to have been shortlisted in two categories for the Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards 2023.
The collaborative initiative between law firms Matheson LLP; A&L Goodbody LLP; Arthur Cox LLP; William Fry LLP; Walkers (Ireland) LLP; Philip Lee LLP; Dechert LLP; and Comyn Kelleher Tobin LLP, the Ukraine Ireland Legal Alliance (UILA) and the Irish Red Cross to support Ukrainians on Maynooth University campus has been shortlisted in the Volunteering category.
Additionally, Matheson's partnership with Irish Rule of Law International for the Matheson LLP Commercial Law Training Programme in South Africa – which helped to upskill and mentor South African lawyers from disadvantaged backgrounds - has been shortlisted for Partnership with Charity (LIC).
At Matheson, supporting access to justice through pro bono legal work forms an important part of the firm's Impactful Business Programme. The pro bono practice is led by partner Niamh Counihan and supported by volunteers from across the firm who provide legal assistance to those who most require representation and advice in the community.
The Chambers Ireland Sustainable Business Impact Awards showcase best practice in sustainable development and social responsibility undertaken by companies of all sizes across Ireland. The awards, sponsored by BAM Ireland and run in association with the Department of Rural and Community Development, will take place on Thursday, 14 September 2023.