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
  • Environment

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.

Charitable Giving

Each year a Charity of the Year is selected. The charity we support is selected by our Charity Committee from a set of causes nominated by members of staff. The charity is usually small, with a personal connection to a member of staff. Past charities have included the National Brain Appeal, Lupus UK, The Wiseman Trust, Think Forward and Cedar House Support Group.

This year, we are proud to be supporting Families of the Ocean Ward at Southampton General Hospital. This wonderful cause is a parent led charity supporting children with heart conditions, along with their families, who have been or are being treated on the Ocean Ward. They offer grants, equipment for use by the families on the ward and at home, and organise social events to support children and their families. You can find out more about this charity by clicking here.