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In-house lawyers can carry out pro bono activities in any legal areas and without insurance as long as the work is being done in a personal capacity. In this situation, liability still remains.
Practitioners carrying out pro bono work as part of their employer's business (widely interpreted by the SRA to encompass almost any pro bono work that is endorsed by a company) must have insurance and must not participate in any reserved legal activities (for example, tribunal support). They are able to carry out pro bono work in all other legal areas, but must have appropriate insurance.Click here to view the Practice Note.