Our social responsibilities
We take seriously our responsibility to make a difference beyond the working day.
More diversity in the legal profession would be great – for us, for our clients and for the wider community. Something practical we can do is to encourage young people from disadvantaged or non-traditional backgrounds to consider the law as a career. We’re enthusiastic supporters of the Social Mobility Business Partnership and Tower Hamlets’ scheme for apprentices. Local sixth formers come to us for work experience and to get a flavour of what a legal career looks and feels like.
Our pro-bono practice thrives. We work primarily through Thomson Reuters Trustlaw and the Islington Law Centre and provide a bunch of legal services to not-for-profit organisations and social enterprises.
Each year we choose a charity to support and raise thousands of pounds annually through employee fundraising. This year’s charity is MQ: Transforming mental health through research, which funds research to find out more about mental health and to improve the lives of everyone affected by mental health problems.
And step by step, we’re reducing our environmental impact by cutting our office energy consumption by at least five per cent every year, moving to greener energy sources and stepping up recycling of everything we can.