Tanner De Witt takes home a Bronze Award for its pro bono work


Partner Russell Bennett of our Employment practice represented Tanner De Witt at the Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Service Award presentation ceremony on Friday 4th December. The ceremony took place at the High Court and awards were handed out by Vice President of the Law Society and Chairlady of the Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Committee, Ms Melissa Kaye Pang, MH, JP.

We are pleased to announce that our firm received a Bronze Law Firm Award for our pro bono work. The award recognises a local or international law firm that has made an outstanding contribution in the provision of pro bono services. In total 14 law firms and 99 individual members received awards at the ceremony.

In order to win the Bronze Award, the law firm must achieve no less than 10 scores which is calculated thus: half the scores come from the average number of pro bono hours per lawyer of a law firm in the award period (2014 – 2015), while the other half represent the percentage of lawyers who performed more than 10 hours of pro bono work. In total we performed more than 260 hours of pro bono work for charitable organisations in the twelve months leading to June 2015.

Russell Bennett - Pro Bono Award 2016
Russell Bennett – Pro Bono Award 2016

Winners of the Bronze Award include (in alphabetical order):

  1. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  2. Oldham, Li & Nie
  3. Tanner De Witt

Winners of the gold and silver award include, among others, Kenneth Lam Solicitors, Latham & Watkins, Hogan Lovells and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Congratulations to our hardworking and compassionate team here at Tanner De Witt!

About the Programme

The Law Society of Hong Kong Pro Bono and Community Work Recognition Programme 2015 is a method for The Law Society of Hong Kong to encourage law firms and members to carry out pro bono and community focused work; it was set up in January 2010. All members, trainee solicitors and registered foreign lawyers who are active in giving back are given the opportunity to present their service so they can be recognised and their work appreciated.

For more information about our work with community, please visit this page.