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Call for applicants - Pro Bono Legal Assistance for Social Enterprise




We provide long term pro bono legal support for social enterprise, through participation in a programme that develops our trainee and junior lawyers’ commercial acumen and understanding of social impact in business; we call this programme HL BaSE Training.  After receiving two days of mini-MBA style training, delivered in partnership with Ashoka, teams of our trainee and junior lawyers provide on-going pro bono support to their social enterprise clients, under senior lawyer supervision.

We invite social enterprises seeking legal support in the following jurisdictions to apply to participate in HL BaSE Training: UK, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Russia, Luxembourg, The Netherlands and Belgium.




The support begins with a workshop at our central London office, during which each social enterprise sits down with its team of trainees/junior lawyers to carry out a legal-needs analysis, under senior lawyer supervision.

Together, the social entrepreneur and the legal team will identify one key legal issue that the social enterprise is facing; such as a new investment round, a key commercial contract, or an intellectual property issue.

Following the workshop the legal team will continue to work with their social enterprise client, on a pro bono basis, until the agreed work on the key legal issue is complete.

The next iteration of the HL BaSE Training programme will begin with a workshop on Friday 25th October 2019.




Please complete and submit the online Application Form.

If you have any queries about the program, please email socialenterprise@hoganlovells.com.

Places are awarded on an on-going basis, so please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.