In honor of the 21st Annual UK Pro Bono Week, Special Counsel Lucy Blake reflects on the crises that have required emergency legal support in the past year. The Law Society Gazette piece highlights her partnership with another international law firm and their ongoing fight on behalf of a senior Afghan female judge who is at immediate and serious rick of Taliban retaliation.
“As the world faces crisis upon crisis and our justice system buckles under the weight of prolonged under-funding, I am heartened to hear about the phenomenal efforts over the past year of so many of my friends and colleagues across different firms, stepping forward when it matters,” said Lucy. “I hope in years to come we are all less needed.”
Read the article here.
Lucy is a member of the Investigations, Compliance, and DefencePractice in London. She advises clients on complex cross-border litigation; investigations and crisis management relating to a wide spectrum of issues including business crime; toxic workplace culture; online harms; ESG; human rights and supply chain abuses. Lucy has a particular interest in helping clients navigate their most business-critical and high-profile challenges—balancing legal, commercial, ethical, and reputational risks to find a way forward.