A City firm has said it hopes to expand an innovative pro bono scheme which connects staff to clients via Skype. The pro bono clinic has been run by Clyde & Co for two years and is believed to be the first of its kind.

The firm has partnered with Brent Citizens Advice to answer employment and immigration law queries. The Skype element means the model is more flexible and convenient, and allows lawyers to make the most of their time.

Heidi Watson, employment partner, said: ‘It is a much-needed initiative and based on its great success to date, we hope to expand the existing model to reach further members of the public, especially people living in hard-to-reach-areas.’