Founder and Executive Director, iProbono
On 28 January, iProbono’s Executive Director Shireen Irani attended a reception at 10 Downing Street. The event was hosted by the Prime Minister to celebrate the winners of the Big Society Awards.
The Awards were set up in 2010 to recognise and celebrate organisations doing exceptional work in their community. The Big Society Awards are focused on organisations that work to improve lives and society through innovative ideas and engage in social action. iProbono won a Big Society Award in 2013, thereby joining the esteemed league of organisations like Make a Difference UK, Marks and Spencer, Fair Finance UK and the UK Fire and Rescue Services.
Prime Minister David Cameron commented on the win, saying that the Award recognised "the passion and dedication of iProbono founder Shireen Irani, as well as the support Fieldfisher continues to give the initiative to succeed and grow."
iProbono is a free, global platform which connects lawyers with charities and social businesses requiring assistance. Since 2009, iProbono has built up a network of over 50,000 lawyers and successfully connected over 700 projects.
Shireen commented: "It was an honour to attend the reception at Downing Street on behalf of everyone who has engaged through iProbono over the past few years. The organisation has gone from strength to strength and we hope to continue its momentum into 2015."