We provide free legal services to a wide range of clients, from individual refugees and people at risk of homelessness to not for profit organisations and charities. Providing high-quality legal services to those without the means to pay has long been a part of the firm’s culture and part of our commitment to give back to the communities where we live and work.

As a founding signatory to the Pro Bono Pledge Ireland, launched by the Minister for Justice in 2020, we committed to providing 20 hours per lawyer annually in pro bono legal services. The firm surpassed this target and achieved 26 hours pro bono work per lawyer in 2021. Arthur Cox is also a member of the UK Collaborative Plan for Pro Bono and the Association of Pro Bono Counsel.

We feel privileged to work in partnership with NGOs and charities who deliver frontline legal services to the most vulnerable people in the community. Through these partnerships, we develop pro bono projects to improve access to justice. Our first Arthur Cox Pro Bono Impact Report produced in 2020 highlights the importance of this work.

Pro Bono Week 2021

Arthur Cox Pro Bono Report 2019/2020

Arthur Cox recognises that pro bono work is an important component of a lawyer’s professional responsibility and as lawyers, we have a professional responsibility to use our legal skills for the public good. An important part of this duty is providing legal services at no cost to those who cannot afford them. Arthur Cox is committed to selecting pro bono cases in areas of high unmet legal need, with an emphasis on work that will have a long-term impact and address systemic legal problems affecting disadvantaged, marginalised or vulnerable people.

Pro bono work at Arthur Cox is defined as the exercise of professional skills free of charge and with no expectation of payment to:

  • Low income, disadvantaged or marginalised individuals and communities, who cannot afford to pay for effective legal services without incurring significant financial hardship, and whose legal needs would otherwise be unmet, and
  • Certain charitable, other non-profit groups and social enterprises that work with the groups identified above or for the public good, and
  • Individuals and organisations on matters of public interest that may not otherwise be pursued.

Our Pro Bono Partners

Our Sustainable Business Programme

Sustainable Business at Arthur Cox

Being a Sustainable Business is one of key focuses of Arthur Cox’s strategy for the future. We have a proud history of engaging in meaningful activities that benefit our people, communities and other stakeholders.
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Charitable Activities

When it comes to working with charities, we firmly believe in partnerships because that means there are benefits for everyone involved.
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Volunteering Activities

Our people want to contribute to the community in which we do business as a firm. Volunteering is part of the fabric of our culture at Arthur Cox.
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For us environmental sustainability involves the integration of environmentally sustainable activities as a key part of our decision making for our business.
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