Charles Russell Speechlys appoints new Pro Bono Legal Director

Charles Russell Speechlys is expanding its Pro Bono practice with the appointment of Kerry Stares as Pro Bono Legal Director.

Kerry was previously at TrustLaw, the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s global pro bono programme, the world’s largest pro bono innovation and connection platform. Before that she was a Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills where she successfully led a team of lawyers acting pro bono for Liberty and Justice, interveners in a human rights appeal to the House of Lords.

Kerry also worked at ActionAid as a Senior Private Sector Advocacy Advisor for a number of years. She brings with her a wealth of experience that will help her to drive our pro bono initiatives forward in a meaningful way.

Christopher Page, Senior Partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, says:

“This appointment signifies our renewed commitment to our responsible business programme. It will help us redefine pro bono and CSR strategies that ensure we continue to have a positive impact on society, the environment and the future.”

He went on to say: “We believe it is important that our role as lawyers and as a firm, go beyond the narrow definition of legal services. It’s about how we think and act, our approach to working with each other, our clients and our broader communities.”

Kerry joined Charles Russell Speechlys on 11 February.

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