02 September 2021
We are delighted to confirm the appointment of Frances McMenamin QC, Senior Counsel, Black Chambers as a Patron of Probonoskills.com (“PBS”).
07 July 2021
ProBonoSkills.com (“PBS”) is pleased to confirm the appointment of Leigh Gapinski as co-chair of PBS following an open, peer reviewed application process. Leigh brings a wealth of experience to the organisation, having trained with Brodies in Scotland before working in the City at Linklaters and then Thought Machine as their commercial counsel, before joining RPC’s Commercial, Technology & Outsourcing team this year.
07 June 2021
We are pleased to report that Probonoskills.com’s (“PBS”) co-founder, Aideen Byrne, has been shortlisted for the University of Edinburgh’s College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences’ “Excellent Newcomer” award. The annual, peer-nominated award is designed to recognise those who have made a particularly significant impact during their first year in post.
27 November 2020
ProBonoSkills.com (“PBS”) can today announce that it will collaborate with NatWest Group on a range of initiatives. In addition, Philip Hall, Senior Legal Counsel in the Outsourcing, Technology and IP team, will join the PBS Advisory Board.
29 October 2020
The team at ProBonoSkills.com (“PBS”) is pleased to confirm the addition of Seonaid Stevenson-McCabe from Glasgow Caledonian University and Eilidh McDermott of the University of Edinburgh to the Steering Committee.
01 October 2020
We are delighted to announce ProBonoSkills.com (“PBS”), an online platform that will provide free on-demand video training to law students involved in pro bono work across Scotland.
PBS, the first platform of its kind, will give pro bono students access to bespoke training materials that are designed to make them better able to advise and represent those in the justice gap.
12 August 2020
The team at ProBonoSkills.com (“PBS“) is delighted to welcome its latest additions to the Steering Committee: Amy Walsh, Senior Associate at Harper Macleod; Leigh Gapinski, former Linklaters Associate currently working with the Thought Machine; Ruth Douglas, Head of Legal Policy at Charity Commission for England and Wales; and Finlay Fraser, Associate at White & Case.
01 August 2020
ProBonoSkills.com (“PBS”) is very pleased to announce that the Dean of the Faculty of Advocates Roddy Dunlop QC has been appointed Patron of the organisation.
The Dean, a graduate of Edinburgh University and a member of Axiom Advocates, is the only Scottish silk to be ranked in seven separate practice areas by Chambers UK, who place him as a Band 1 Silk in the areas of professional discipline, professional negligence, commercial dispute resolution, media law, medical negligence and public procurement.
20 July 2020
In a landmark development for ProBonoSkills.com (“PBS“), the Aberdeen Law Project, the University of Edinburgh Free Legal Advice Centre and the University of Strathclyde Law Clinic have all signed up to receive training from PBS.
The law students involved with these clinics are now in the process of signing up to PBS and once their involvement with a participating law clinic has been verified, they will be able to access materials that focus on everything from substantive law and practical skills to ethics and wellness.
01 July 2020
ProBonoSkills.com (“PBS“) is pleased to announce the launch of its Steering Committee. The initial Steering Committee is made up of founders Ryan Whelan, Jonathan Goodyear and Aideen Byrne together with Emma Boffey, Victorie-Anne Gomez-Llorens, Helena Siebenrock, Jamie Perriam and James Anderson.
10 June 2020
We are delighted to announce that Willkie Farr, CMS, Dentons, Leading Minds, and the Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Strathclyde have signed up to provide ProBonoSkills.com (“PBS”) webinars.
These webinars will provide training on a range of topics, covering everything from fundamental legal skills to wellness and they will be available in our initial round of videos due for release at the start of the new academic year.