Australian Pro Bono Centre CEO Gabriela Christian-Hare sat down with Nic Patrick, Head of Pro Bono & Responsible Business at international law firm DLA Piper, to discuss his predictions on growing areas of legal need and trend predictions for the legal sector and how they impact on pro bono.
This includes a discussion about the three biggest crises of our time – climate change, mass migration and inequality/extreme poverty – as well as trends affecting the legal sector more broadly.
Click hereto view Nic’s slides on areas of legal need.
Nicolas Patrick is a partner at DLA Piper in London where he leads the responsible business team. The team comprises more than 20 dedicated pro bono lawyers working in the areas of:
Access to Justice
Innovation and Technology
Nic oversees the DLA Piper Foundation which among other things provides two-year scholarships to 50 students studying law in the world’s least developed countries.
The DLA Piper responsible business team also employs specialist lawyers and consultants who support the firm’s corporate clients to be more responsible, sustainable businesses. The team includes lawyers with expertise in:
Business and human rights;
Governance, transparency and reporting;
Bribery and corruption.
Nic also heads the London Boardroom Advisory Service, providing strategic advice to the boards of multi-national corporations and global NGOs. Nicolas regularly provides advice to senior executives on business and human rights and reputation issues.