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'By involving volunteer lawyers from our partner firms we can deliver a much-needed, high-quality service for children who have the legal right to become British citizens. Often children in these circumstances have to rely on piecemeal or no legal support, whereas this model sees their entire case taken on from start to finish.Arnondo Chakrabarti, a Litigation Partner from Allen & Overy who is overseeing this project for the firm, comments:
Securing citizenship offers them stability and the chance to access the same opportunities as other children in the UK.
We hope this project will be an effective showcase for a new model for using pro bono in the provision of legal services.'
‘Allen & Overy is excited to be part of such an innovative and collaborative project where we are able to use our legal skills to help children access their entitlements as British citizens.’Adam Cooke, an Intellectual Property Partner at DLA Piper, and Pro Bono Champion for the project, says:
‘Access to justice is one of the key focuses of DLA Piper's UK pro bono programme. I am extremely proud to oversee this project, and believe it will be a unique opportunity for our lawyers to change the lives of disadvantaged children and their families for the better.’The project has been generously funded for 3 years by Unbound Philanthropy.
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