European pro bono award for Matheson
Matheson LLP has been recognised as an “outstanding firm” for pro bono work at the Chambers Europe Awards 2023 in Milan.
The citation published by Chambers Europe said: “In an intensely competitive field, Matheson are rewarded for outstanding commitment and impact of their pro bono work. Their impressive statistics on hours dedicated had a real world impact, from supporting refugees to children from lower socio-economic backgrounds.”
Matheson had been shortlisted for the award with other leading firms from Ireland, Portugal, Spain, the Baltics, the United Kingdom, Greece, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.
The ‘Pro Bono: Outstanding Firm’ award celebrates the fantastic achievements of firms and individuals who are furthering the advancement of diversity, inclusion and pro bono across Europe.
Commenting on the win, Matheson managing partner Michael Jackson said: “Matheson has a real focus on the area of pro bono. We were a founding signatory of Pro Bono Pledge Ireland in 2020, and were the first Irish law firm to appoint a dedicated pro bono partner in 2021.
“For the firm to win such a prestigious award is a welcome validation and recognition of the continued dedication and work that continues to be done by our pro bono partners, as well as the continued commitment from employees right across the firm.
“I congratulate them on their success and I look forward to supporting them as they continue their valuable work.”
Pro bono partner Niamh Counihan added: “This award celebrates the commitment and achievements of Matheson’s pro bono volunteers who dedicate their time and professional skills to support the legal needs of those who need them most.
“It also honours our pro bono partners including the Irish Refugee Council, The Irish Rule of Law International, FLAC and PILA, and other members of Pro Bono Pledge Ireland, with whom we are privileged to collaborate with to provide free legal assistance.”