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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS CEO JUSTIN D’AGOSTINO JOINS BUSINESS LEADERS FROM OVER 100 COUNTRIES TO PLEDGE SUPPORT FOR MULTILATERALISM

NEWS | 21 SEPTEMBER 2020

Justin D’Agostino, the Chief Executive Officer of global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has joined over 1,000 CEOs to endorse United Nations’ Statement on Renewed Global Cooperation and pledge to unite in the business of a better world.

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS CALLS ON UK GOVERNMENT TO ENSURE A SOCIALLY JUST AND GREEN RECOVERY FROM COVID-19

NEWS | 09 JUNE 2020

Herbert Smith Freehills has signed a letter, sent to the Prime Minister today, which calls on the UK Government to ensure Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are at the heart of the UK’s Covid-19 recovery plans. 

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS JOINS FORCES WITH LEGAL COMMUNITY AND PILNET TO PRESENT PRO BONO PLEDGE AT THE GLOBAL REFUGEE FORUM AT THE UN

NEWS | 16 DECEMBER 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills has joined forces with the legal community to provide a collaborative pledge of 52,000 pro bono hours in support of refugees at the first-ever Global Refugee Forum.

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SAVING LIVES WITH MÉDECINS SANS FRONTIÈRES, HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS STRENGTHENS PARTNERSHIP WITH ONE OF THE WORLD'S LEADING HUMANITARIAN CHARITY

NEWS | 11 DECEMBER 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce it is strengthening its longstanding relationship with Médecins Sans Frontières, one of the world's leading humanitarian charity, through a new five-year partnership worth up to £2 million. 

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SUPREME COURT HOLDS THAT PUBLIC AUTHORITIES MAY DISAPPLY SECONDARY LEGISLATION WHERE INCOMPATIBLE WITH THE HUMAN RIGHTS ACT

NEWS | 13 NOVEMBER 2019

Responding to news that the Supreme Court has today unanimously held that public authorities, courts or tribunals can disapply a provision of secondary legislation which, if applied, would result in incompatibility with rights under the European Convention on Human Rights, Andrew Lidbetter, partner in Herbert Smith Freehills' disputes practice, says that "this judgment is of significant constitutional importance".

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS RANKS IN TOP 20 UK FIRMS FOR SOCIAL MOBILITY

NEWS | 18 OCTOBER 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills has been ranked amongst the top 20 UK employers in the 2019 Social Mobility Employer Index.

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The AIRE Centre launches EU settled status app

NEWS | 14 OCTOBER 2019

Almost two million EU nationals currently living in the UK do not yet know if they will be granted 'settled' status in post-Brexit Britain. The result is increasing levels of confusion for families, who remain unclear about their right to access education or healthcare in the UK, and businesses, who are unable to plan for the recruitment or retention of employees.

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS PROVIDES CROSS-PRACTICE PRO BONO SUPPORT TO STEEL WARRIORS IN UK-WIDE CAMPAIGN TO REDUCE KNIFE CRIME

NEWS | 26 SEPTEMBER 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills has been advising Steel Warriors, a charity created to reduce the number of young people carrying knives in the UK, on a multi-million pound project to construct 20 community fitness centres around the country.

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS PRO BONO WORK RECOGNISED BY FINANCIAL TIMES FOR INNOVATION IN EUROPE

NEWS | 17 SEPTEMBER 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills has been recognised in for their work with the UNHCR and the NSPCC as part of the FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2019..

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DOUBLE RECOGNITION FOR HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS BY STONEWALL FOR COMMITMENT TO WORKPLACE EQUALITY​

NEWS | 15 JULY 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills has once again been named as one of Stonewall's Top LGBT Global Employers as well as achieving the Global Community Engagement Award for the first time this year.

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Herbert Smith Freehills Community Engagement Awards and M.A.D. transform Indian public spaces

NEWS | 4 JULY 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills launched its biennial Community Engagement Awards in May in support of law students who create a positive impact in their communities.

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Herbert Smith Freehills Community Engagement Awards And Law School 101 Push Access To Legal Education

NEWS | 14 June 2019

Last month Herbert Smith Freehills launched its biennial Community Engagement Awards in support of law students who create a positive impact in their communities.

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VANTAGE: NEW SOFTWARE SET TO REVOLUTIONISE GRADUATE LAW RECRUITMENT

NEWS | 12 JUNE 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills' administrative and public law team were awarded the Pro Bono Award at the LexisNexis Awards 2019

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Australian organisations unite to support Uluru Statement from the Heart

NEWS | 29 MAY 2019

Fourteen of Australia’s leading organisations have united for National Reconciliation Week to support the Uluru Statement from the Heart, which calls for the establishment of a First Nations Voice in the Constitution and a Makarrata Commission on agreement-making and truth-telling between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and governments.

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Herbert Smith Freehills wins award for commitment to Pro Bono

NEWS | 14 MARCH 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills' administrative and public law team were awarded the Pro Bono Award at the LexisNexis Awards 2019

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS LAUNCHES SOCIAL FINANCE AND SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT PRACTICE, HSF IMPACT

NEWS | 27 SEPTEMBER 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched HSF Impact, the firm's social finance and sustainable investment practice.

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS LAUNCHES NEW RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN

NEWS | 12 SEPTEMBER 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills has released a new Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). The RAP was officially launched by Co-Founder and Non-Executive Director of the GO Foundation and CEO of the Indigenous Defence & Infrastructure Consortium, Adam Goodes, at the firm’s annual Pro Bono Lunch in Sydney on...

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS AWARDS PRO BONO LEADERSHIP MEDAL TO SHIVCHAND JHINKU

NEWS | 10 SEPTEMBER 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills Executive Counsel, Shivchand Jhinku , has been announced the 2018 winner of the firm’s Keith Steele Pro Bono Leadership Medal. Shivchand was presented with the Medal at the firm’s annual Pro Bono Lunch in Sydney on 7 September 2018.

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ACTS FOR CPAG HELPING SECURE LANDMARK SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT

NEWS | 31 AUGUST 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills is delighted to announce that the Supreme Court has handed down a landmark human rights law judgment regarding the Widowed Parent's Allowance. The firm acted for Child Poverty Group (CPAG) in a Pro Bono capacity, helping to secure this victory.

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS ASSOCIATE ELECTED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT LIBERTY

NEWS | 20 JULY 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills Associate Shameem Ahmad has been elected to become a member of the Board of Directors of Liberty, a leading human rights organisation in the UK.

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS IS A TOP 50 EMPLOYER FOR SOCIAL MOBILITY

NEWS | 11 JULY 2018

International law firm Herbert Smith Freehills has been ranked as one of the top 50 employers in the Social Mobility Employer Index 2018. The Index is a joint initiative between the Social Mobility Foundation and Social Mobility Commission, in partnership with the City of London Corporation.

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HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS LAWYER AWARDED GERMANY'S FEDERAL CROSS OF MERIT FOR CHAMPIONING INTEGRITY IN SPORT>

NEWS | 11 JUNE 2018

Herbert Smith Freehills' Disputes Consultant Sylvia Schenk has been awarded a high German civilian honour for her commitment to upholding the integrity of sport in the country.

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