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Our contribution to society

 

We believe that a good lawyer is a responsible lawyer.

Environment

We have developed innovative solutions to environmental challenges which incorporate a recycling plan and a comprehensive range of initiatives designed to minimise our consumption of energy and paper.

Moreover, the fact that our office is located just 5 minutes by foot from Brussels Central Station enables our lawyers and staff to use public transport, helping to reduce our CO2 burden.

 

Not-for profit and pro bono

Many of our lawyers use their experience and legal acumen to actively support non-profit organisations promoting the greater good. Not only do they give free legal advice but many of them invest their personal time, funds and efforts.

As a firm, Liedekerke is also actively involved in a variety of socio-cultural projects.

For Liedekerke, contributing to the development of the wider community is as much a pleasure as a duty.

Liedekerke was pleased and honored to provide Pro Bono legal support to the 2014 Special Olympics European Summer games. These « Games of the Heart » have been taken place in Antwerp from 9 to 20 September 2014. During eight days of competition, the athletes have competed in 10 sports at five locations across Antwerp. The staging of the Games provided a lasting legacy of inclusion and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities in Belgium and went towards breaking down barriers and taboos that can exist around the social inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.

Through its pro bono programme, Liedekerke promotes equal justice for organisations and individuals who might not otherwise have access to legal aid. We are also actively involved in the Lex Mundi Pro Bono Foundation, supporting the world's leading social entrepreneurs with critical legal services and know-how.

Liedekerke supports APOPO project. His organization is training giant African pouched rats to use their keen sense of smell for humanitarian purposes - such as land mine detection and clearance as well as tuberculosis (TB) detection. APOPO is a Belgian Non Governmental Organization (NGO), with headquarters in Tanzania and operations in Mozambique, Thailand, Angola and Cambodia.

You can get more information about our non for-profit and pro bono projects by downloading our CSR report.

 

Education and personal development
 
We take our responsibility towards education seriously:
 
  • More than 15 partners and numerous associates have academic positions as professors, teaching assistants or research fellows in Belgium and abroad.
 
We are also involved in:
 
  • “Women on Board”, promoting access for women to management positions within Belgian companies, and
  • “Women in Law”, providing mentoring, encouragement and support for talented women in law firms.