Midlands' Offices Take Part In Events
Solicitors from the Midlands’ offices of law firm Irwin Mitchell are playing their part in National Pro Bono Week, by giving of their time and expertise at a series of events. The programme kicked off on Friday 5th November with a flower planting event at the Foundation for Conductive Education in Moseley.
Sunday saw Irwin Mitchell in action at two events – a Meningitis Family Day at the Think Tank and the Smethwick Gurudwara Sikh temple where the focus was upon deafness injuries. Irwin Mitchell offered a free hearing test with a qualified audiologist, to determine whether any individuals were suffering from noise-related deafness which may have arisen in the workplace and, if so, what steps individuals could take. The firm promoted this in both Punjabi and English posters and 40 appointments were booked for hearing tests.
Irwin Mitchell advised Oxford students about qualification and training on Monday 8th and today (Wednesday 10th) the firm is making a presentation to students at the Birmingham College of Law regarding qualification and training. The remainder of the week’s programme includes sponsorship of 3 students from College of Law and attendance on Saturday 13th of a Pro Bono event at the College of Law.
Tim Deeming, Associate at the Midlands’ offices of Irwin Mitchell, says: “Everyone at Irwin Mitchell shares a strong awareness of corporate responsibility and we are constantly engaged in supporting others. I believe that Pro Bono work should be part of the motivation of any lawyer to ensure that individuals and charities have the support and access to legal services that are vitally required.
“National Pro Bono week is but a part of the Pro Bono and charity work Irwin Mitchell conducts. The clinics we run during the week offer an opportunity to engage with students who are the future of our profession.
"In addition, and arguably more importantly, the clinics allows us to not only give something back to our surrounding communities but also to interact with people who may have a need to talk to lawyers but whose preconceptions or concerns may otherwise discourage from doing so.”