At Three Crowns we aspire to improve access to justice and economic independence for individuals.  We recognise that direct financial aid can sometimes have more of an impact than simply providing our legal skills pro bono.

It is these aspirations that have led the firm to establish and support initiatives such as the 3C Foundation and the Jan Paulsson Scholarship at the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) in Switzerland. Further details on these core initiatives are below.

We have also provided assistance to a number of organisations including Wilderness, Leadership, and Learning (WILL) and the Bishop Walker School in the United States. It is support like this that led WILL to recognise us as their Partner of the Year in 2021.

3C Foundation

The 3C Foundation is an independent UK charity whose purposes include assisting the advancement of education; assisting those in need because of age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; and organising or facilitating the provision of legal advice or assistance.

In recent years the Foundation has provided financial contributions to a number of important causes and organisations including:

  • Establishing the 3C Foundation Scholarship at Columbia University. The purpose of the scholarship is to promote diversity in the practice of international arbitration.
  • Supporting REDRESS, the UK NGO that seeks justice and reparation for survivors of torture, combat impunity for governments and individuals who perpetrate it, and develop and promote compliance with international standards.
  • Supporting the Emosoi Center in Tanzania. The centre supports Maasai, Barabaig and Ndorobo girls in continuing with their education rather than early marriage.
  • The 3C Foundation has also made financial contributions to the NAACP, the Runnymede Trust, and the Jailhouse Lawyer’s Manual as part of its efforts to promote racial equality around the world.

If you have any questions about the 3C Foundation or would like to make a contribution please contact Anish Patel ([email protected]).

MIDS Scholarship

Three Crowns is also proud to support The Jan Paulsson Scholarship at the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS) in Switzerland. Offered through the Geneva LL.M. in the International Dispute Settlement (MIDS) programme, the scholarship honours the extraordinary legacy of Jan Paulsson, one of Three Crown’s founding partners, and his steadfast commitment to the mentorship and training of junior practitioners.

Each academic year, the Jan Paulsson Scholarship will provide substantial financial assistance to a promising LL.M. applicant at the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement. To be eligible for the scholarship, a candidate must be a national of a developing economy who is able to demonstrate financial need.

Further details of the selection criteria and the MIDS programme are found on this page.