|The Ibex Earth: Pro Bono Scheme|
The Ibex Earth: Pro Bono Scheme was established in 2008 to provide free legal support and advice to environmental charities and not for profit organisations. At present the scheme helps over twenty environmental organisations, collectively known as Ibex Earth's 'Environmental & Conservation Partners' and has facilitated well in excess of £200,000 worth of free legal advice from some of the world's leading international law firms.
At present the scheme comprises of six 'Founding Member' international law firms (Baker & McKenzie, Fried Frank, Hogan Lovells, Norton Rose, Orrick, Herrington & Sutclffe and Speechly Bircham) and two leading legal education providers (The College of Law and BPP Law School). Ibex Earth: Pro Bono provides each Founding Member with the opportunity to utilise the unique skill sets of their lawyers to benefit the global environment. Through their continuing involvement, the Founding Members are able to address environmental issues as diverse as deforestation, the preservation of endangered species and have even helped to create a documentary about the plateau that inspired Arthur Conan Doyle to write his famous adventure novel 'The Lost World'.
However, Ibex Earth: Pro Bono is so much more than just an ordinary pro bono scheme because it actively encourages Founding Members to build and maintain strong relationships with our Environmental and Conservation Partners. Another objective of the scheme is to provide students with the opportunity to become actively involved in pro bono work and provides support to UKELA's Student Group.
To find out more about the Ibex Earth: Pro Bono Scheme please email