Forbes Hare contributes to the enrichment and growth of the legal profession by being actively involved in the communities in which we live and work. We support local charitable, sporting and environmental causes. We do this financially, and more importantly by giving our time, whether in rendering legal advice or in developing, sponsoring or coaching various youth sporting programmes. In addition to private organisations and causes, Forbes Hare lawyers also sit on a number of statutory boards and committees in both the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
We donate our time and expertise to help those who otherwise would be unable to afford legal assistance. Our pro bono practice is an important part of the firm’s commitment to both the local community and the cause of justice in both the British Virgin Islands and the Cayman Islands.
Once accepted, pro bono cases are treated as importantly as commercial work within the firm. Our lawyers are credited for all time recorded on pro bono matters.
Examples of pro bono work we have undertaken include:
- Habeas corpus applications and human rights matters
- A tort-inflicted catastrophic brain injury case
- Advising the family of a murdered businessman on company law rights
- Contesting a bank-mortgage repossession
- On behalf of a beneficiary, contesting a complex administration of an estate comprising (now) valuable Caribbean real estate
- Ad hoc employment and immigration matters
- Ad hoc advice to small business start ups
All pro bono enquiries are considered on a case-by-case basis. If we are unable to assist, or may not be the most appropriate firm for a particular matter, we will try to recommend others who may be better placed.