Watson Farley & Williams has announced a partnership with Fifth Day. It is one of 12 top-flight law firms to sign up to the organisation that provides pro bono opportunities for management and business operations teams in professional services firms.
Launched in June 2022 in conjunction with leading skills-based volunteering organisation Reach Volunteering, Fifth Day aims to connect highly skilled people with high-calibre volunteering opportunities.
Firms that have partnered with Fifth Day include Burness Paul, Clyde & Co, Dentons, Eversheds Sutherland, Fieldfisher, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Gateley, Mills & Reeve, and Kennedys.
All firms that have signed up to the initiative commit to promoting pro bono opportunities among their workforce as well as recognising the skills and experience gained in the voluntary sector.
WFW’s Global Sustainability Lead Ben Churchill told The Professionals: “WFW lawyers have been providing pro bono services on a broad range of matters for many years. As part of the firm’s new sustainability strategy focused on our three pillars of People, Planet and Practices, we are aiming to extend our reach and take part in impactful pro bono projects that are aligned to our core sectors and expertise. Fifth Day provides us with the opportunity to take that extra step and ensure that our employees across all departments are empowered to utilise their unique skillsets and make a difference through skilled volunteering during working hours”.
Fred Banning, Founder of Third Day said: “I am so pleased to be able to share the news that, already, 12 of the leading firms in the UK have signed up as Corporate Members. This means they will promote opportunities for pro bono among their business operations teams, discuss opportunities for skills-based volunteering with their charity partners, and seek to recognise the skills and experience gained through non-legal pro bono in their people development.”
To get involved visit Fifth Day.