Distinguished friends

Yasmin Waljee

Yasmin Waljee OBE is the International Pro Bono Director for Hogan Lovells, the international law firm. Her appointment in 1997 as a legally qualified, full time pro-bono manager was the first of its kind in Europe.

Yasmin has been key to establishing and embedding a pro-bono culture within Hogan Lovells. The objective is to deliver an outstanding pro-bono service to charities, individuals and social enterprises in need who would not otherwise afford such advice.

Yasmin is the Vice-Chair of Mosaic, the HRH Prince of Wales-led initiative to support young Muslims and their peers growing up in deprived areas and to break down the barriers and suspicions with British society. Yasmin sits on the Advisory Panel to the UK’s Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner.

In 2010 Yasmin was awarded an OBE in the HM Queen’s New Year Honours list.