Each year a Charity of the Year is selected. The charity Wedlake Bell supports is selected by our charity committee from a set of candidates nominated by members of staff and has a personal connection to a member of staff.
We are proud to be supporting The Matthew Elvidge Trust as our charity of the year. The Matthew Elvidge Trust aims to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of wellbeing and good mental health, and reduce the stigma of mental illness, especially amongst young people: www.thematthewelvidgetrust.com (Registered Charity No. 1135668).
Corporate Social Responsibility
We are committed to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and believe in our wider responsibilities to the community and to the environment around us.
We aim to have a positive impact through our main themes of CSR activity:
- Charitable giving
- Community action
We pride ourselves on the high professional standards to which we operate. This applies as much to the approach that we take to CSR, as it does to the legal work that we do for our clients.
In the community
We believe that, as a successful law firm, we have a responsibility to provide vital support to those parts of the community and charitable sector that need legal representation but cannot afford it.
We actively encourage community involvement among our people and foster pro bono and community volunteering policies across the firm. We fund and distribute our charitable trust in response to requests for donations, particularly from charities and community projects in which our people are involved.