Linklaters has appointed litigation partner Kathryn Ludlow (pictured) as its first global pro bono partner.
Ludlow will be the public face of the firm’s pro bono activities globally. She will review Linklaters’ current pro bono work and identify where changes can be made.
Ludlow, who will report to senior partner David Cheyne, will combine the role with her work as a litigation partner.
“I certainly won’t make client work suffer,” she said.
Ludlow manages the litigation department’s pro bono projects and relationships, such as with the?Royal?Courts?of Justice and the Citizens’ Advice Bureau, of which she is a trustee, the Disability Law Service and Advocates for International Development.
Ludlow added: “Providing our community partners with access to Linklaters’ professional services free of charge is an essential part of our business and supports the realisation of the firm’s ambitions.”
In November last year the firm published its 2008 global pro bono report to coincide with National Pro Bono Week.