HFW has been a partner of MtS since 2017 and the firm provides a wide range of pro bono legal and practical support.
MtS supports the welfare of 1.5m seafarers serving on ships internationally, and their families, a particularly key service during the difficult times for ships crews during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Help provided by HFW since 2017 includes assisting MtS develop new governance structures to enable sustainable welfare in places such as Argentina, Panama and the UAE.
William MacLachlan, partner HFW, said, “We are extremely proud of the support we've been able to give to MtS across our global network over the last three years, and we very much look forward to continuing that support well into 2022."
Andrew Wright, secretary general of The Mission to Seafarers, commented: "Our partnership with HFW has been truly transformational for The Mission. For the past three years, HFW has provided important pro bono advice and guidance to MtS at a crucial moment in the charity’s long history, and has also raised significant funds that have enabled us to deliver help to those who need it most.”