Hogan Lovells wins the Pro Bono Initiative of the Year award at The Lawyer Awards

London, 26 June 2019 - Hogan Lovells is delighted to announce that the firm has won the 'Pro Bono Initiative of the Year' award at The Lawyer Awards in Association with Travelers.

The award recognises the firm's work on a joint initiative called 'Clann Project', looking into Ireland's Mother and Baby Homes. Between 1922 and 1998, there were a series of forced adoptions of children born to single mothers in Ireland. To this day, neither the children nor their mothers have the right to access information on their cases. 

The Hogan Lovells team working on the project was led by Yasmin Waljee, International Pro Bono Director, and Faye Jarvis, partner in the Pensions team. Faye Jarvis and Haylea Campbell collected the award. 

Faye Jarvis, partner at Hogan Lovells, said: "We are incredibly proud of the 40-strong team at Hogan Lovells who were committed to this work. We feel privileged to work with leading human rights lawyers Maeve O'Rouke and Claire McGettrick who are truly inspirational. The project demonstrates that we take our role seriously as a firm committed to promoting the rule of law. This initiative was part of a firmwide global commitment to empower, protect and advance gender equality across the world, issues which continue to need our collective support."

Earlier this year, the firm won both the Legal Business 'CSR Programme of the Year' and the 'CSR Legal Week Innovation' awards for its partnership with Barefoot College. 

The full list of winners in The Lawyer Awards can be found on The Lawyer website.

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