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Our Partners

Law Firm Partners

KIND UK operates by connecting lawyers undertaking pro bono work, with children and young people in need of legal representation but without the resources to pay.

We are proud to work with and be supported by:

  • Akin Gump

    Akin Gump joined KIND UK as a partner in 2020. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU).

  • A&O Shearman

    A&O Shearman joined KIND UK as a partner in 2017, as Allen & Overy. They merged with another KIND partner firm, Shearman, in 2024 to become A&O Shearman. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hubs at Coram Children’s Legal Centre and Islington Law Centre.

  • Arnold & Porter

    Arnold & Porter joined KIND UK as a partner in 2018. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU).

  • Baker McKenzie

    Baker McKenzie joined KIND UK as a partner in 2019. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at Coram Children’s Legal Centre.

  • Clyde & Co.

    Clyde & Co. joined KIND UK as a partner in 2020. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people in London and Manchester. via our hub at Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit. “The law is there to protect our rights, no one should feel that access to their rights is…

  • Cooley

    Cooley joined KIND UK as a partner in 2020. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU).

  • Covington & Burling

    Covington & Burling joined KIND UK as a partner in 2017. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU). “Working on this case and others for KIND has been a great opportunity to take ownership of a case…

  • Dechert

    Dechert joined KIND UK as a partner in XXX. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre.

  • Dentons

    Dentons joined KIND UK as a partner in 2018. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at Just Right Scotland.

  • DLA Piper

    DLA Piper joined KIND UK as a partner in 2017. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people in Birmingham, London, Glasgow and Manchester. “I feel very proud to be involved in the work we do with KIND UK. As we are trained to navigate the law and legal issues…

  • Eversheds-Sutherland

    Eversheds-Sutherland joined KIND UK as a partner in 2022. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hubs at the Central England Law Centre and Just Right Scotland. “KIND is a fantastic project, and one that Eversheds Sutherland is delighted to support. Over the first year of our…

  • Fried Frank

    Fried Frank joined KIND UK as a partner in 2021. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre.

  • Gowling WLG

    Gowling WLG joined KIND UK as a partner in 2017. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre. “I find it very rewarding to be involved in this type of work as the outcome has the potential to change lives, alleviate…

  • Hogan Lovells

    Hogan Lovells joined KIND UK as a partner in 2017. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people in Birmingham and London.

  • Norton Rose Fulbright

    Norton Rose Fulbright joined KIND UK as a partner in 2023. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at Just Right Scotland.

  • Pinsent Masons

    Pinsent Masons joined KIND UK as a partner in 2023. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre.

  • Reed Smith

    Reed Smith joined as a partner early in the KIND project. Their team has been working on cases of undocumented children and young people since 2018. “I have been involved with KIND UK since the beginning of the partnership with Reed Smith in 2018, as a project co-coordinator and as a case worker. This is…

  • K&L Gates

    K&L Gates joined KIND UK as a partner in 2020. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU). “Working with the families that have been referred to me through KIND is a real pleasure. These children are entitled…

  • Mayer Brown

    Mayer Brown joined KIND UK as a partner in 2021. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre. “Mayer Brown is proud to support Kids In Need of Defense UK and the important work they do to protect undocumented children in…

  • Ropes & Gray

    Ropes & Gray has been a KIND partner since the beginning of our project in 2017. Their team has been working on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU). “I work with KIND UK because it is such a fulfilling and humbling experience…

  • Sidley Austin

    Sidley Austin joined KIND UK as a partner in 2020. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit. “We are very committed to giving back to the communities in which we operate and to using our legal skills to provide…

  • Simmons & Simmons

    Simmons & Simmons joined KIND UK as a partner in 2021. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre. “All too often in commercial law there is a tendency to lose sight of the human aspect of what we do. Working…

  • Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett

    Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett joined KIND UK as a partner in 2023. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre.

  • Skadden

    Skadden joined KIND UK as a partner in 2019. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre.

  • Charles Russell Speechlys

    Charles Russell Speechlys joined KIND UK as a partner in 2023. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre.

  • Farrer & Co.

    Farrer & Co. joined KIND UK as a partner in 2020. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Migrant and Refugee Children’s Legal Unit (MiCLU).

  • Goodwin

    Goodwin joined KIND UK as a partner in 2023. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre.

  • Proskauer Rose

    Proskauer Rose joined KIND UK as a partner in 2023. Their pro bono lawyers work on cases of undocumented children and young people via our hub at the Central England Law Centre.

Seeing the relief and joy on the faces of the clients when their child’s nationality application was approved shows the difference that pro bono work can make to people’s lives.

Sophie Levett, IPT Associate, DLA Piper


Working on KIND cases is a rewarding experience and a unique pro-bono opportunity for law firms.

All training on immigration cases is provided by our experts, and all our lawyers received top quality supervision throughout.


Our Funders

KIND UK’s work is made possible by the generous grant of time and money from: