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10@12 Webinar : Pro Bono at the Commercial Bar: lessons from Re Mitt Wearables Ltd [2023] EWHC 1800 (Ch)

Between 2021 and 2024, Matthew Parfitt and Mayer Brown International LLP acted pro bono for a respondent in an unfair prejudice petition concerning a company which had developed a novel form of prosthetic limb, successfully defending the petition and obtaining what is believed to be the largest ever pro bono costs order in favour of access to justice charities. In this 10@12 webinar, Matthew will share what he learnt about pro bono work on this case.

10 points that will be covered :

  1. What the case was about
  2. How Matthew came to take the case on a pro bono basis
  3. Pro bono as an answer to asymmetric litigation
  4. The role of Advocate
  5. Pro Bono Connect and solicitor assistance
  6. Costs budgeting
  7. Pro bono costs orders: generally
  8. What happens after obtaining a pro bono costs order
  9. Other pro bono opportunities
  10. Why do pro bono work?

Matthew Parfitt