Working with Law Firms

Date last reviewed

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Jessica Tagg from the law firm Reed Smith LLP discusses the 'know your client' (or 'due diligence') checks that law firms require when working with new clients with Hannah Brearley from LawWorks.


The content of this video is accurate as at December 2021

Running time: 6 mins


Who should watch this?

You should watch this video if you will soon be working with a law firm in England & Wales (for example, if you have been matched with a volunteer lawyer through one of LawWorks' programmes). 


What does the video cover?

  • Why law firms need to undertake 'due diligence' or 'Know your Client' checks;
  • What documents and information law firms may ask for, and why;
  • Why complying with requests for information is important for your legal matter; and
  • Top tips for organisations embarking on working with law firms.


LawWorks, the presenters, and the organisations involved in producing these resources cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the use of the materials and they are not a substitute for taking appropriate legal advice.

Date of publication

Monday, December 20, 2021

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