Kate Wilson appointed as ‘Pro Bono Champion’Kate Wilson
We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Kate Wilson as our ‘Pro Bono Champion’ as part of the Bar Pro Bono Unit’s initiative to encourage barristers to take on voluntary legal work.
The recently established initiative challenges chambers from across England and Wales to appoint an internal representative to closely work with the Unit to ensure each chambers contributes to pro bono efforts in a number of ways.
Speaking to the Lawyer, Mary Dobson (the Unit’s head of fundraising and communications) states:
“…Prime among these [current issues] is a presumption across the Bar that pro bono is taken care of, and that we manage to find a barrister for the majority of people who come to us for legal help. This is in fact not the case, and lots of barristers are not aware of the many reasons to do pro bono, including that it can be hugely beneficial in terms of personal practice development.”
For a full list of Pro Bono champions nationally, please visit the Bar Pro Bono Unit’s website here
Kate Wilson was called to the Bar in 2011. Since then she has built a substantial civil fraud and personal injury practice. Kate also accepts instructions on regulatory matters, including inquests, particularly in the field of healthcare and cases involving injury or deaths at work.